Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Choking Game

So, I saw this new story this morning that completely bothered me. It is not just the story that is disturbing, but the comments. Apparently there is a "fun game" that kids/teens/young adults are playing these days...the game is to choke themselves to get a buzz. I vaguely recall in my younger days hearing about "stoners" doing this to elongate their high or something; but today apparently these kids are doing it without being under the influence.

HELLO, I have had someone choke me until I passed out. I have had someone choke me until I was close to passing out and laugh in my face as I gasped for air. Children, this is not a high!!!! When you forcible cut off air to your brain you are KILLING YOUR BRAIN CELLS! This is so dangerous -- oh yeah, the reason its news is because a teenage girl was found dead due to this. Not suicide, trying to get a high.

In short, apparently as parents we must talk to our children about sex, drugs, smoking, abuse, the hazards of household chemicals, and now choking themselves!!!! I understand having to talk to my child about having a positive self-image and how important it is to understand the consequences of sex, drugs and smoking. I even know how very important it is to talk to him about treating others with respect and making sure he is treated as such. But to have to sit down and have a serious conversation with him about hey don't choke yourself because it's kinda dumb......I mean how do ya approach it???? OY!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Misses M said...

I've seen news stories on this. Unfortunately that's always because someone has died "playing" this game again. I just don't get it. Of course I also don't get the huffing games... propane? cleaning products? Come on, kids! It's ridiculous... all of the things you have to be on the lookout for when you're parenting now. It's like nothing is safe.

kc said...

this one scares me!!! the stuff you can explain as DUH, not safe...says it right there. Please don't be dumb. This one, WHAT? HUH?? why does anyone think that is a high??????? STUPIFIES me!!!!

Foursons said...

I heard about this years ago. Kids really are just stupid.

kc said...

Amen Jules! Kids are dumb...why can't I remember being that dumb, wait I remember now! My stupidity stayed in the dating realm...OY VEY