Earlier this week we found out about a 14 year old boy named Joseph, that died last month in New York. Our prayers go out to his family.
(We encourage you to use comment section below to reach out to his family.)
We are in the process of empowering the community with education. It is highly likely other youth in the area are also engaged in this.
After it started to sink in, through tears we had questions and we were frustrated.
The first question we wanted the answer for;
WHY weren’t we able to get information out to his parents, to his area. Education about this deadly activity so shunned? With all that’s on television, in movies and videoed, so many acting like pot, drugs, drinking and extreme behaviors are okay; why not get the truth out about the choking game into every home through the school systems.
The second question;
Why won’t people just talk about it so kids understand the consequences are not only harmful but deadly! It is so easy to talk about everything else, this should just be included in new things parents need to be made aware of.
… Just broke our hearts to find out about that family… And our target followers are the adults and caregivers. We believe children need to hear it from parents so they understand and have no doubts about the danger.We are their first teacher and this is for parents to discuss openly about. This deadly activity must be stopped. Please share our website, our posts and are information so your friends will be able to be educated and understand it will not stop without the truth being spread through proper education.
Christmas vacation 2013 has begun.
During the next few weeks as many of us are gathered with family and friends, as a gift to loved ones, we ask you to just begin a conversation by asking others if they have ever heard of the choking game or any variation of it. You may be surprised at what you hear.
Most important over the next few weeks while children are on holiday break to be pro-active.
Top Five Warning Signs to be aware of:
- Bloodshot eyes or small, red facial spots
- Disorientation after being alone
- Belts, neckties, scarves, robe ties, tied to bedroom furniture or doorknobs, or found knotted on the floor
- Blankets and pillows on the floor or piled next to bed
- Marks on neck just below the ear under jaw line
If you notice any of these, your child may be experimenting with or playing the choking game.
We don’t want anyone to be blindsided, we just want everyone to have information for the conversations. Review our tabs above and prevent the headlines of any more tragedy this season.
Blessings of Joy, Hope, and Love,