My parents never knew what we did at school, what games we played, especially not the 'naughty' games where we dared each other to do stupid things. I guess parents just take it for granted that kids couldn't be doing anything too crazy or dangerous.
It looks like children are still choking each other as a game. Yes, choking each other. Some will choke themselves with a rope. They are after the supposedly euphoric feeling of when blood rushes back into the brain. The dangers of the Internet.
As many as 82 children have died during these games. In a Connecticut school, the children didn't even seem to realise they could kill each other.
This game has been known and played for some time, but even as recently as last December a teenager died from it.
It's worth noting the other names given to this 'game', in case as a parent you hear it. Some include;
Airplaning, America Dream Game, Breathing the Zoo, Bum Rushing, California Blackout, California Dreaming, Catching Some Zs, Cloud Nine, Dream/Dreaming Game, Flatliner Game, Funky Chicken, Hoola Hooping, Hyperventilation Game, Indian Headrush, Knockout Game, Passing Out Game, Pass-out Game, Purple Dragon, Neckies, Rising Sun, Rocket Ride, Sandboxing, Sleeper Hold, Sleepers, Space Monkey, The Game, The Mysto World, Tingling Game, Trip to Heaven.
And if you think your child probably hasn't even heard of it, according to some,
Tons of information over here.75% of children ages 9-16
know how it's 'played'
or have 'played' themselves.