Info For Parents

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

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

CHOKING GAME            TAP OUT          TINGLING           BLACK OUT
CALIFORNIA KNOCK-OUT        GOOD KIDS HIGH       SCARF
SUFFOCATION ROULETTE          RISING SUN          FLATLINER
SPACE COWBOY          AMERICAN DREAM          SPACE MONKEY
FUNKY CHICKEN          CALIFORNIA HIGH          AIRPLANING          PASSOUT

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

With Your Child:

  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Frequent unusual headaches
  • Marks on the neck
  • Unusual demands for privacy
  • Disorientation after spending time alone
  • Changes in personality 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").