Don't let your child be another statistic
These Internet challenges are far from harmless pranks; numerous kids and teens have died or been seriously injured after attempting these social-media challenges. More than 130 teens have died as a direct result of the Blue Whale Challenge. According to recent statistics, the average age of children who died playing the choking game was just 13 years old, and 96% of these children were playing the game alone when they died. It is estimated that between 250 and 1,000 children die in the U.S. each year while playing the choking game. At least 5 people have died of alcohol poisoning as a direct result of the Neknomination trend, and nearly 4,300 underage deaths occur in the U.S. alone each year due to excessive drinking. Don’t let your child be another statistic: warn your child about the dangers of social media challenges before it’s too late.