Adults think it’s obvious: choking kills.
But teens can view it as a temptation, an easy high that doesn’t cost a cent and can be done just about anywhere.
It’s called the Choking Game, and if you haven’t heard of it yet– read on, so you don’t find out the hard way.
I’ll bet your teen can tell you they’ve at least heard of it. There’s nothing tricky to it and there is no cost, except possibly a life. Kids use belts, scarves– whatever is handy, to either strangulate themselves or a friend. Cutting-off the blood supply gives a VERY brief high. The high is the result of oxygen rushing back to the brain after it’s cut off– permanently killing thousands of brain cells.
Kids as young as 7 to 21 are playing and…they are dying.
Talk to your kids
No need to go into too much detail, just give them the basics. The game is out there, they may come in contact with kids who want to try it. It’s dangerous. Kids are dying. Once you educate yourself, you’ll know best how to handle educating your child.
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