Solen Feyissa, CC BY-SA 2.0
BEWARE Bethel Park students!
Research has shown an increase in a very contagious disease as a strand of COVID-19. Due to the lack of exposure to sunlight and social environments, teenagers have been coming down with, TikTok-itis!
It doesn’t seem as dangerous when the symptoms first start to show.
First: Boredom causes teens to resort to Netflix or Instagram for entertainment.
Second: Through excessive searching, they find the app TikTok.
Third: They start browsing through the app and learning dances, tricks, pranks, hacks, and SPANISH.
Do not be afraid if you do encounter a young freshman trying to look like Addison Rae or Charlie D’Amelio.
Renegade no longer refers to the song by X Ambassadors, but the dance by Jalaiah Harmon.
WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT DOWNLOAD THE APP!
It has also been known for its “thirst traps”, ew.
It’s not so family-friendly and very damaging to friendships/relationships.
Some side effects include more solitary confinement, excessive dancing, weird habits, destruction of rooms, and much more to come!
Parents look after your teens in these troubling times!