The 'Choking Game' is played by teens and tweens...a deadly game of chance. It's not a game parents want their children to play for many of them die.
Little was know about this game before 2005 or at least not noticed by parents and authorities. The teens' peers tell them that it will give them a high and that it's not dangerous. But it is. Since 1995, 82 children from the ages of 6 to 19 have died from the 'Choking Game' as reported by authorities. However, the statistics are now higher. It is estimated approximately 300 teens and tweens have perished from playing this game.
Parents need to become aware of what their children have in their rooms, like a short collar or belt, a loose bedroom door knob, scarves, anything tied to bedroom furniture or doorknobs or found knotted on the floor.
The 'Choking Game' goes by many names: Suffocation Roulette, Black Out, Pass Out, Choking, Fainting, Strangle, Flatline, California High, Wall Toke, Funky Chicken, and Space Monkey. Parents pay attention to bloodshot eyes, marks on the neck, frequent and severe headaches, disorientation after spending time alone as discussed at the following website: MomLogic . Also check out MMWR Weekly , Children's Health , and Articlesbase .
Please be alert and aware of your children and their surroundings.
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