There have been reports of participating youngsters getting seriously injured or sometimes losing their life. Now, the parents of two boys who set themselves on fire as part of an online craze have pleaded for videos promoting the dangerous stunt to be taken off the internet.

Tyler O' Connor, nine, and his 11-year-old brother Shaun escaped serious injury after trying to take part in the 'Fire Challenge', Mail Online reported.

Footage of youngsters taking part has spread across the internet, with the videos being shared widely across Facebook and YouTube.

Parents are issuing warnings as the popularity of the craze leads to more and more youngsters taking part. London fire department officials too have warned against the inherent dangers of such stunts with fire.

Facebook has reportedly taken down two of the videos, many others are still accessible on YouTube.