FYI - Scary game Adolescents play

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-14-2005
FYI - Scary game Adolescents play
Sat, 12-10-2005 - 2:28pm
Kids as young a 3rd graders, but typically 9-14 year olds are playing a game known as- the choking game, Spacemonkey, Flatliner, The pass out game. Because it's not illegal or drugs, good kids are thinking this is a 'safe' game to play. It take 11 seconds to either have a stroke, brain damage, or death. They are cutting off the air/blood supply to the brain to get a 'high', it is killing kids. Be empowered, be informed and talk to your kids, chances are they already know about how the 'game' is played but do not know it will kill them. I learned of this game as my 11 y/o son was in the PICU after playing it alone. This bahavior robbed him of his future and me of my son. Please take this chance to be educated and talk to your kids. For more info go here
Kate Blake
Dylan's Mom
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-14-2004
Sun, 12-11-2005 - 10:56am

Hi Kate!

Thanks for posting this information, I will take a look at the site! I have heard of this "game" and will be talking to my 10 year old about it! I am so sorry to hear about your son, my prayers are with you and your family!

Norma Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2005
Thu, 12-15-2005 - 8:44pm

Thank you so much for sharing your story with us! I can't imagine how difficult this must be for you and I admire your advocacy and spreading awareness of this obviously dangerous "game". I will definitely be talking with my son and stepdaughter about this!

I am so very sorry about Dylan, please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.