Asphyxiation behavior known among our youth as 'The Choking Game' or 'The Pass out Game'. An
activity kids see as a 'game' is becoming increasingly popular and increasingly dangerous
as children take it on as a solo venture.
75% of parents have no knowledge of Asphyxia Activity (aka The Choking Game).
Have you witnessed kids (elementary - high school aged) laughing and
giggling as they choke each other?
Have you heard adolescents or pre-teens talk out 'passing someone out'
or someone 'passing (them) out' or being 'choked out' ?
Have you noticed red linear marks and/ or bruising on an adolescents'
neck? Did they avoidanswering questions? Tried to cover the marks?
Does an adolescent have an interest in knots, ligatures, or how long they
can hold their breath to get a 'funny feeling' or rush? Or alternative
method of getting a high/ buzz?
If you can answer YES to ANY of these - Please browse through www.TheDBFoundation.com become
informed - someone you know may be at risk for participating in asphyxia activity (aka The
Choking Game) and may be unknowingly taking a their life in their hands.
The majority of teens and pre-teens participating have a happy disposition and are popular
intelligent honor roll students. They are engaged in sports, church groups and other
activities. Chances are they have learned how to 'play' from a peer and since it's not a drug
or illegal and they are notbeing educated to the dangers, they consider it's safe and
(reported from the teens themselves) "just passing out - not a big deal".
Parents, Educators, and law enforcement officials need to be educated about the ever
growing popularity of this deadly activity in order for our children to be safe.
The Choking Game by any of the following aliases
5 Minutes of Heaven
7 Minutes 'Til Heaven
Black out game
Teen choking game
and variations(hyper-ventilation, self- induced asphyxia and auto-erotic asphyxia)can be, and often by a lone child has been, fatal.
Asphyxia activity is known all over this country, Canada and the world. There's a great chance that your child or grandchild, niece or nephew has already heard of it and has tried it or may be enticed to play it. Children as young as 6 years old have explained it to shocked parents. They don't know the deadliness or the dangers of permanent disabling brain damage, they think it's fun, safe and silly. Please help by signing the petition below. The life you save in the future may be a child who means the world to you.
A Petition for D.A.R.E and Elementary/ Middle School Health Programs to incorporate Asphyxia Activity into the cirricula has begun to circulate - Show them we insist on keeping our children safe -
Sign Here www.TheDBFoundation.com or www.ChokingGameInformation.com
Please feel free to post this link on your own blog or website and forward it to your address book! The more signatures, the bigger the impact!