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  • October 16, 2020
  • MKB Team

Deadly Games that have gone viral that parents should be aware off

These life-threatening games that go viral on the internet are far more deadly than your naive kids can imagine!

DISCLAIMER: WE STRONGLY DISCOURAGE VIEWERS TO PLAY THIS GAME, THE VIDEO IS SHARED TO SPREAD AWARENESS AND HELP PARENTS EQUIP THEIR KIDS TO FIGHT AGAINST IT.

Recently, there has been an alarming number of deaths based on challenges made popular on social media and the internet. These challenges and games give kids a sense of thrill without realising the dire consequences. Now we know kids don’t understand how harmful these games can be, which is why we took it upon ourselves to warn you about the ones we found most scary.

1. MERCY CHALLENGE

The game is simple: One person bends the finger backward until the second says “mercy.” Children are not aware of how dangerous the game is. It causes the tissues in the hand to be twisted, and the damage to a developing hand may be irreversible. Such a dangerous game is common among school children who are not aware of the potential harm, and that ends up doubling the risk!

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2. SKULL BREAKER CHALLENGE

The challenge got its name from the Spanish word Rompcráneos. When translated, it means ‘Skull breaker’ in English. It goes without saying that it’s a challenge that you should never try.

Many school students have taken this challenge and filmed themselves doing so. Some even ended up in intensive care after taking the challenge. Several videos of the ‘skull breaker’ challenge are being shared across various social media platforms. In the video, three people perform the challenge together – with one standing in the middle and the other two at sides. The two students standing at sides count to three and they jump up. As they land, the third – standing in the middle – jumps; instantly, the two standing at sides kick the feet of the third one away and that person crashes to the ground.

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3. THE CHOKING GAME

The choking game is almost a decade old but it is making a comeback. It is also known as the fainting game is a game for 2 or more, where one strangulates the other, causing deprivation of oxygen to the brain resulting in temporary unconsciousness and the high of feeling dizzy. Reported deaths have occurred due to this challenge.

 

So what can we do to keep our kids from falling prey to these deadly games?

  • For starters, we can familiarize ourselves with these games and stay updated with these internet triggered fads.
  • Urge the school teachers to incorporate the risk-prevention curriculum and educate the kids about the risk that comes with such games.
  • Begin a dialogue with your kids and telling them about the game before they find out from their friends, because trust us they will find out! When you tell them about it, you control the narrative so you can lay emphasis on how dangerous is it.
  • These games are all about consent, so teach your kids to say NO. Also, explain it to them to report anyone who plays such games to school authorities.

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As scary as all this sound, our key parenting mantra: “EDUCATE EDUCATE EDUCATE” will really help you conquer this challenge of motherhood too! Please share with us your concerns and questions about this article, and our team of parenting experts will be happy to answer your queries!

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