Fears are rising over a dangerous social media trend that has emerged on TikTok called the Chapstick Challenge.

TikTok users are warning others of a dangerous new ‘suicide’ trend called the Chapstick Challenge that is gaining traction on social media right now.

If you see any indication of this trend existing online, do not take part, and report the content immediately.

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TikTok users warn of dangerous Chapstick Challenge

TikTok users have been raising awareness of a new Chapstick Challenge that has emerged on social media recently.

Similar in nature to the viral Blue Whale Challenge, it is a ‘suicide challenge‘ that is incredibly dangerous and has life-threatening consequences.

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If you see the Chapstick Challenge existing on any social media platforms including TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat or Twitter, report the posts and do not interact with them.

Do not interact or take part

If you see any indication of the Chapstick Challenge existing online, we urge you not to take part or engage with it.

Challenges like this are a new type of cyber-bullying that victimises young people on social media platforms.

If you see anyone sharing #chapstickchallenge or any related hashtags this could be a symbol that they are participating and may need assistance.

How to report the Chapstick Challenge

If you see anybody promoting the Chapstick Challenge on TikTok or any other social media platforms, please report the content immediately.

To report the Blackout Challenge on TikTok:

  • Click on the white arrow on the right-hand side of the video. 
  • Press the icon that says ‘report’ with a flag symbol. 
  • Select ‘suicide, self-harm and dangerous acts’.

If anybody contacts you telling you to take part in the challenge, please do not reply and report the account.

Mental health support is available

If you have been affected by the nature of the Chapstick Challenge and need someone to speak to, here are some resources to get mental health support. 

Anxiety UK 
Call: 03444 775 774 
Visit: http://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

Call: 0300 123 3393
Visit: http://www.mind.org.uk/

Call: 116 123
Visit: http://www.samaritans.org/