MOM ARRESTED AFTER SON PARTICIPATES IN SOCIAL MEDIA "FIRE CHALLENGE"
by Scotty Matthewsposted Aug 12 2014 10:51AM
Have you heard of the "Fire Challenge" yet? It is arguably the dumbest social media trend to date, in which people light themselves on fire and post the footage to Facebook, YouTube or other sites.
When Janie Talley's 16-year-old son wanted to take the challenge, she was apparently totally cool with it. But the cops weren't: When the boy suffered minor burns after lighting himself on fire with nail polish, police arrested Talley for her parental negligence.
The 41-year-old Talley "was present and aware of what her son [was] doing and facilitated the recording," the Charlotte Observer reported.
But where to draw the line when supporting your child's passions?