Info For Parents

VALUABLE INFO FOR PARENTS:
How to Talk with your Teenager
Understanding the Teenage Brain
Discussion Guide for Help Stop the Choking Game Video

By any name, it's still the "Choking Game":

CHOKING GAME            TAP OUT          PASS-OUT      BLACK OUT         
GOOD KIDS HIGH       SCARF        FLATLINER         FAINTING GAME
AIRPLANING          AMERICAN DREAM          SPACE MONKEY         KNOCK-OUT     

POTENTIAL WARNING SIGNS
(There can be NO warning signs at all):

With Your Child:

  • Your child is “off” – just not “right” – perhaps flu-like symptoms but without any fever or chills
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Petechiae (facial, neck and/or chest)
  • Headaches
  • Bruising or marks on the neck
  • Unusual demands for privacy
  • Disorientation after spending time alone
  • Personality changes such as becoming overly aggressive or agitated
  • Any questions about effects, sensations or dangers of strangulation
  • Unexplained injuries

In Your Home:

  • Locked doors
  • Knots tied in the room
  • Wear marks on bedposts, closet rods, etc.
  • Any kind of strap, rope or belt lying by your child without reason/explanation
  •  “Thud” sounds, such as from falling from playing the game alone
  • Internet use history (website, chat rooms, blogs, etc.)

What Can You Do?

  • Learn about it
  • Talk with your kids
  • Share this with all your friends
  • Urge your school to incorporate  our training into their risk prevention curriculum

 

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Erik's Cause
Saving lives with a non-graphic, skills-based approach to raise awareness and stop deadly pass-out games (most commonly known as "The Choking Game").