Following internet crazes can be very dangerous, and many people have come to harm when exploring trends that have become popular online. A number of web-based crazes have led to people being harmed over recent years, with some players of a popular location-based augmented reality game having accidentally walked into roads and even being mugged due to their locations being made public. Parents need to be extremely vigilant when it comes to children following online crazes. These trends can also be dangerous for adults.
The risks of internet crazes
Some people have even died due to following internet trends like a popular but very dangerous drinking challenge called NekNominate that made the headlines a few years ago. It can be hard for parents to keep up with the latest internet trends because of the fast-moving nature of the online world, which is why they are advised to keep their finger on the pulse of online trends at all times.
The NekNominate craze was said to have been followed by children as young as nine years old. Drinking excessively can cause a host of injuries and conditions including alcohol poisoning, broken bones from slips, trips and falls, comas and even death. Those who encourage vulnerable people to get involved in dangerous internet crazes can face big penalties.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we may be able to help you if you or your child has been hurt in an accident related to the internet. We do have a great deal of experience in dealing with internet-related claims, and you can find out if you’re likely to be eligible to claim by taking our 30-second test online. If you’d rather skip this step and speak to an advisor right away, don’t hesitate to call. You do not need to give us any money to start a claim and we work on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
Getting in touch
We have been helping people get justice and compensation since 2000 when we first launched. Our legal team are amongst the best in the business, and our solicitors always do everything in their power to bring you the best possible outcome if we think you do have a case and you want to go ahead. Why not give us a call on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile) today if you have been hurt due to online activity and it wasn’t your fault?
Date Published: May 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice