As is the case with most social media platforms, the rise of TikTok is something of a double-edged sword.
On one hand, it's presented an opportunity for people to share stories that help people deal with their own lives' anxieties and give us insight into situations that most of us will never experience. It's also a place where a lot of people can make you laugh and introduce you to music you never knew you needed.
But on the other hand, it can give others a platform to engage in the most infuriating behavior we can imagine and spawn an unfortunate number of imitators.
And as we're about to see with one worrying case, this can give way to trends that cross the line from annoying to dangerous.