Here’s a challenge we can agree on: Let’s challenge each other to be kind, respectful, friendly, and show pride in your school. And you don’t even need to video record yourself doing it.
Canyons School District is taking a strong stand against social-media challenges, especially since the recent “Devious Licks” TikTok trend caused thousands of dollars in damaged or stolen property at CSD schools. Just at one high school, $2,000 worth of soap dispensers were stolen or broken.
Word also has started to spread online about additional monthly TikTok activities that encourage students to participate in yet more disruptive, illegal, and even assaultive behaviors.
One of the latest online “challenges” urges students to video record themselves slapping teachers or school staff members.
To be clear, this will not be tolerated in Canyons School District.
CSD schools will continue to ensure that students understand our expectations for acceptable behavior. The consequences for the assault of school personnel, or vandalized or stolen school property, may lead to the involvement of law enforcement or disciplinary action in line with Canyons District policies.
These continued challenges also represent a teachable moment as they highlight the peer pressure students sometimes encounter on social media — one of many topics that our school will be addressing during Digital Citizenship Week, Oct. 18-22.