Have you heard about the “Choking Game?” Parents, you need to talk to your kids about this right away.
The Center for Disease control has surveyed kids about this awful game and the numbers are scary. They found out that 1 in 36 kids knows about it and 1 in 15 teens have tried it. I just can’t understand why kids would want to take any chances with their lives but some do! Some kids are also bullied into trying it.
The game is becoming more popular, especially in middle schools and it is very dangerous. Kids are trying to get high by choking themselves or their friends for a brief time. Because their oxygen is cut off, they experience a high. Once these kids do it once, they become addicted to the feeling and repeat it often. Kids who try to do the choking game alone, are the most likely to die when things go wrong.
There are some warning signs but too often there are no warning signs. That’s why parents need to talk to their kids right away.
Here are some of the clues that a kid might be playing the Choking Game:
- Marks or bruises on the neck
- Dropping grades
- Blood shot eyes
- Disorientation or confusion
- Mood changes
- Wearing scarves or high neck clothing
- Ropes or ties in their rooms
Talk to your kids about this right away. Please. If you think any kid might be doing the “Choking Game,” please get help.
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