Parents advised to talk about the dangers
Macon County Schools administrators are advising parents and guardians to have a conversation with their children about "The Choking Game" or also known as "The Pass Out Game." Students in Macon County are participating in this dangerous practice. Parents have been notified and action is being taken through county schools. Families are encouraged to have the conversation.
“The Choking Game” – is a thrill-seeking activity that involves strangulation and often fainting in order to induce a temporary feeling of euphoria caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. Also called the “fainting game,” it involves cutting off circulation to the carotid artery with hands, objects or the subject simply holding his breath. It may occur alone or in groups. The hashtags of #thechokinggame and #passoutchallenge have revived the social media trend.