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Deadly 'Game' Teens are playing December 26, 2006 8:46 PM

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Every year between 500-1,000 children (typically 9-16 years old) have been found dead or with severe brain damage as a direct result of 'playing' the 'Choking Game'.  Adolescents are attracted to this activity because it is easily concealed and they believe it to be a safe, drug-free high.   Thousands of pre-teens and teenagers practice this on a daily basis, taking their life in their own hands every time.  

In a 2006 poll of 500 6th-12th graders:
53% of the boys admitted playing "The Choking Game"
Of those who admitted playing:
86% admitted to playing 2x/week
64% admitted to playing alone


More Stats of The Choking Game:

  • 75% of children know about the game - these children were NOT aware of any of the risks
           
  • 25% of parents knew about the game and it's risks.
            
  • 87% of fatal cases involved a lone participant
     
  • 70% of Accidental Asphyxia cases occured in the child's bedroom, within the family's own home!
     
  • In 60% of cases, parents or other caregivers were home at the time.  

    In these instances the child was discovered within 1 hour of the incident.   The results were the same -unexpected death.

Results of Parents of Accidental Asphyxia Victims Survey at http://www.thedbfoundation.com/ChokingGameSurvey.html 

For additional Info:  Visit www.ChokingGameInformation.com
                                        www.TheDBFoundation.com

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