Wednesday, November 19, 2008

GASP ... Games Adolescents Shouldn't Play

GASP ... Games Adolescents Shouldn't Play http://www.gaspinfo.com/en/home.html

This is heartbreaking and so preventable, the kids call it the choking game, this mini movie is well worth seeing and discussing with your children, usually age 9-16 are the most at risk. There is an authentic 911 call from a 13-year old boy who is hysterical, having just found his twin brother dead. It made me cry. I've heard of adults doing this to get a sexual rush, but never heard of this apparent epidemic among children. Apparently most of these kids that die from self-asphyxiation are high achievers who don't want to use drugs or alcohol and other kids assure them that it's safe, but many of them die from lack of oxygen or have brain damage.

I had a moment of -whew! I dodged a bullet since my only child is an adult now, she was a pot-head thank God and I'm sure never did something like that. But then, oh crap, we have the 14-year old boy, my nephew is a high achiever, as well as my 2 grandchildren that I will now have to worry about! I have so much to worry about already, now this!

2 comments:

Fancy Schmancy said...

As the mother of the 14 year old, I can assure you he is much more of a slacker than a high achiever ;) That being said, I still don't think I can watch the video...

chaos37 said...

WATCH THE DAMN VIDEO and make him watch it, too. It was created for educating kids in school...