Today we are here to explain what TikTok Kia challenge is and show you how to report these dangerous videos on TikTok. Not all TikTok trends are created equal, and one current trend that has begun to surface online needs to be reported right away by users.
Users are urged to start Kia cars using a USB connection as part of the risky TikTok Kia challenge, which could result in theft or vandalism. Here are some details regarding the problem and how to avoid it.
What is TikTok Kia challenge and how to report it?
The TikTok Kia challenge shows users how to start the vehicle without a key. When a few people recorded themselves using the USB cable to start the engine and uploaded it to TikTok, they created this trend.
This trend gained momentum quickly and captured the attention of people all around the world. In the meantime, some even asserted that this was a successful one.
The Indiana woman who was awakened by her niece informing her that her car had been broken into, nevertheless, could have turned this trend into a nightmare. She was quite lucky that her automobile was not taken.
According to reports, the trend was started in early July with a video by @robbierayyy demonstrating how to start a Kia with only a USB cable. The movie quickly evolved into a “challenge” style video as other users copied the original to test the notion. But the “challenge” has swiftly gotten out of hand, with negative real-world repercussions.
According to Fox 59, Alissa Smart of Indiana had her Kia broken into on July 21, 2022. Living with her niece, Smart claimed that the child woke her up in the middle of the night when she saw the offenders going back to the garage. The criminals initially tried to steal bicycles and Mountain Dew, but then gave up and went back for the woman’s Kia Soul instead.
“I can’t afford to fix my vehicle, which leaves me and my two children without our only mode of transportation. Not to mention they stole my wallet that included my ID & my children’s medical cards with their full names and date of births. I feel violated and scared,” says Smart.
Smart points out that the Kia was targeted as a result of the TikTok challenge, even though the criminals could have stolen her parents’ automobiles as they had the keys on hand.
“The keys were in one of my parents’ vehicles on the property. If they wanted to steal a car, it would’ve been much easier to take that truck. Instead they busted out my window and tried to hotwire my Kia Soul before my niece walked outside and they took off running on foot,” she adds.
Speaking about the TikTok Kia challenge she said: “This trend absolutely makes me feel disgusted. It’s really beyond me that people think it’s okay to post criminal acts, let alone participate in them after seeing them online.”
How to report a Kia challenge on TikTok?
Users are urged to report videos that are propagating the TikTok Kia challenge by following the instructions below to get the videos taken down.
First, select the white arrow next to the video in order to report it on TikTok. then click the “report” button (a flag symbol). Select “illegal activities” as the final reason for reporting, then click “Done.” Visit the user’s profile and click the three dots in the upper right corner to report them. Select Report next.
TikTok should soon stop encouraging unlawful behavior so that users can return to challenges that don’t injure anyone. Recently we covered the popular Instagram Little Miss memes trend, check it out!