Waaaaay OT for parents of young teens
On Friday we learned that a 14 year old boy from my daughter's close knit, academic magnet school accidentally killed himself playing a stupid "game". After laying awake the past couple of nights, thinking of something I could do for his devastated family, I decided that maybe letting other people know about the "game" would be one way I could make sense out of the tragedy.
Around here it's called the strangling game. Kids apparently think the feeling they get just before completely passing out is some kind of high. I also have read that boys think it heightens sexual feeling during masturbation. Insane, isn't it? Friend's will wrap cords around child's neck or press a finger on the neck artery until you give them a signal or you completely pass out. Joseph died while doing it to himself with a cord.
I had no idea that the "game" even existed. I thought if I let other parents know about it, it may stop other children from hurting or killing themselves. Thanks for reading and if you are a praying person, please pray for Joseph and his family.