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Challenge | 1-5 Days

TikTok “Devious Licks”



The viral TikTok trend (known as the "devious lick” challenge) swept schools across the country at the beginning of the 2021 school year. The trend encourages students to commit and post acts of vandalism, such as stealing soap dispensers and damaging bathrooms.

What kind of TikTok-inspired acts have happened at your school and how is it affecting students and staff?

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Classroom Conversations

If you plan on having a classroom discussion before assigning this Rapid Response, use this Classroom Conversations Guide to help students feel prepared and supported.

Participation and Deliberation

Civics teaches the principles—such as adherence to the social contract, consent of the governed, limited government, legitimate authority, federalism, and separation of powers—that are meant to guide official institutions such as legislatures, courts, and government agencies. (NCSS D2.Civ.7.9-12 - D2.Civ.10.9-12)


Historical understanding requires recognizing this multiplicity of points of view in the past, which makes it important to seek out a range of sources on any historical question rather than simply use those that are easiest to find. It also requires recognizing that perspectives change over time, so that historical understanding requires developing a sense of empathy with people in the past whose perspectives might be very different from those of today. (NCSS D2.His.4.9-12 - D2.His.8.9-12)

Speaking and Listening - Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

Describe the diversity and variety of functions within the Journalism & Broadcasting Career Pathway.

Knowledge Constructor

Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others. (ISTE)

Determining Helpful Sources

Determine the kinds of sources that will be helpful in answering compelling and supporting questions, taking into consideration multiple points of view represented in the sources, the types of sources available, and the potential uses of the sources. (NCSS D1.5.9-12)

Creative Communicator

Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals. (ISTE)



School Safety

Mental Health

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Mobile Phone



Estimated Time

1-5 Days