TikTok Trend Has Kids Acting Like Dogs At Northern Kentucky School

By Anna Gallegos

September 15, 2021

Dog as funny schoolboy going back to school with backpack full of school supplies
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Trends come and go, but one recent trend lead a Northern Kentucky middle school to reach out to parents.

A spokesperson at Camp Ernst Middle School in Burlington, Kentucky, went on Facebook to notify families about how social media is affecting students' behavior.

"We want to make you aware of some observations we have made this year regarding some behaviors and trends we are noticing that are different from prior years. We have noticed an uptick in TikTok trends such as challenges that encourage kids to destroy the soap dispenser in the bathroom and kids making animal noises toward each other, specifically barking," the post reads.

Social media trends are also influencing students' fashion choices.

"In addition, we could also use your help regarding the clothing items these social media trends have inspired. We are noticing kids wearing items that are not school-appropriate such as collars (they do not appear to be choker necklaces), leather straps with spikes which can be a safety concern," the post continues.

This is the second time a Kentucky school has had an animal-related issue. In August, a Meade County grandmother told WLKY that high school students have been acting like cats.

The school nicely asks parents to get their kids to cool it on the dog-like behavior.

"We do not want to discourage or thwart our students creativity or individualism; we respect our students as individuals. However, we promote a safe and healthy culture where ALL kids feel comfortable. The well-being of our students and staff are our number one priority."

Parents, We want to make you aware of some observations we have made this year regarding some behaviors and trends we...

Posted by Camp Ernst Middle School - CEMS - #CEMSBlazers on Sunday, September 12, 2021
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