Safety Awareness Month!
What do you live for?
June is National Safety Awareness Month. Everyone has something they live to see or experience. No matter what your passion is. We would like to encourage you all to take some sort of action to highlight the importance of keeping your children and family safe. Read through our website to learn more about the hazards of the choking game and the signs and symptoms to look for.
Each year we can not sress enough how importatnt it is to know the warning signs.
Schools are letting out for Summer break, watch out for your children’s safety!
As our youth go off to summer camps and recreational programs keep in mind not every second will be monitored. Children talk and share things. They share games and experiences. They share the choking game never understanding the dangerous consequences.
Know the signs before it’s too late!
Physical warning signs:
●Bruises around the neck
●Frequent, often severe headaches
●Bloodshot eyes or small, red facial spots
●Disorientation after being alone
In the Home
●Sheets, belts, neckties, scarves, robe ties, T-shirts or ropes tied to bedroom furniture or doorknobs, or found knotted on the floor or wear marks from being tied.
●Mentioning choking games, showing curiosity about asphyxiation
●Having a history of Internet searches about choking games
●Placing choke hold or sleeper hold on others while playing or talk about having been placed in one
●Small child mimicking the choking game (from seeing someone playing it)
In the pool
•Trying to see how long they can hold their breath under water
(may result in having a shallow water blackout)
If you notice any of these signs, your child may be experimenting with or playing the choking game.
Risk is real, don’t take the chance.
Talk to your children about this, they may know more then you are aware of.