Is The Choking Game Happening In Twin Falls Schools?
Earlier, we reported about a young boy from Dietrich, who died late Saturday afternoon from self-inflicted strangulation after playing the choking game
According to the Dangerous Behaviors Foundation, the choking game is on the rise and children of all ages are participating in this fatal game as a means to get high without the use of drugs or alcohol.
Youth who might participate range in age from 7-21 and it is especially common in middle school aged children. Survey data indicate boys and girls are equally likely to participate in groups but boys are more likely to attempt it alone. The goal is a desired 'floaty', 'tingling', 'high' sensation. However, not all participants are seeking a 'high' , some participate as a pass time, out of curiosity, or as a result of peer pressure. Many do not perceive a risk when engaging in this practice.