The allure of pressure points is hard to ignore, especially for the young. Most wish to learn all of the more particular points, such as KO points, just to know and be able to exploit them. Who doesn't, though?
But you make a good point. Unsupervised studies or practice of pressure point manipulation can lead to not only injury, but a lack of comprehension and respect of how dangerous it can be.
Former U.S. Marine Infantryman and Firefighter.