Do you know what skittling is? How about tussing, playing space monkey or the fainting game? Do you know which items in your medicine cabinet can give kids a “high?” If you don’t, you should—chances are your kid does. They’re all risky behaviors teens are doing these days.
While there’s certainly nothing new about teens taking risks, many of these activities can have deadly outcomes and are also starting at younger ages. The best way to help your child be safe is for parents to stay up on what’s going on and know the warning signs.
In the slideshow below, I detailed four risky behaviors today’s kids are doing that all parents should be aware of. Read through it and talk to your child. Hopefully you can prevent a tragedy.
(Dr. Michele Borba tells TODAY's Amy Robach about these dangerous activities and the signs to look out for. Watch the video.)
People on the street talk about what they think are the riskiest teen behaviors. Watch the video.)