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Dangerous Challenges for Kids

Updated on October 15, 2018
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Children should avoid the dangerous games

The following challenges are extremely dangerous and shouldn't be attempted by any one at home!

  • The Choking Game

  • What is the Choking Game?

A self-strangulate game, it is called the choking game. Children between the age group of nine to fourteen play the choking game. The child plays the choking game with his friend or by himself.

At least a thousand kids die annually while playing the choking game. Parents should pay careful attention to their children and talk about the choking game. It is extremely dangerous and is not a game for anyone to take participate in at any time.

  • There are major risks in the choking game.

Look out for bloodshot eyes in children. Don't ignore the signs of marks around the neck from a belt or rope. A child experiences severe or harsh headaches. A rope or belt tied from a chair shouldn't never be overlooked.

Self-strangulation which causes the brain cells to die from the lack of oxygen. After the oxygen has been cut off from the brain the child gets a high feeling of the sudden rush of oxygen to the brain.

  • A dangerous practice indeed.

Males are mostly involved in this kind of game, though males and females do play the choking game. Scarves are also used for this game. You will notice the following behaviors in the choking game.

When a child covers his neck for you not to see the marks on his neck. It would look suspicious if a child covered his neck during warm weather. The individual feels disorientated for a short period, or looks confused, this is when he has been alone.

A child who plays with dog leashes, cords, or ropes. Belts are also used for the choking game. The child becomes quite irritable and hostile. Frequently experiences harsh headaches. If you notice bleeding from under the skin, also eyelids.

If the furniture has marks or looks damaged, and if you find belts, ropes, or scarves tied around the door knobs or other furniture. Usually you would find these acts in your child's bedroom. The need for the constant privacy ought to tell you something different about your child.

A game known as the pass-out game, or the fainting game, sometimes as the space monkey, other names such as space cowboy, and the dream game.

A dangerous behavior for any individual but if you think your child is part of the choking game, take action right away.

One can go in a coma or be faced with death if the choking game is played. Let your child know of such dangers. Brain damage is another major part of the pass-out game.

Broken bones or hemorrhaging of the eyes can also be experienced.

Also, a thought of suicide.

  • Ever heard of the Cinnamon Challenge?

A spoonful of cinnamon can have bad effects on your body. If an individual consumes a spoonful of cinnamon one can be rushed into the emergency room immediately. Without washing down the cinnamon with water it can be very dangerous.

  • Why would a child want to have a spoonful of cinnamon?

The challenges these days are influenced by others who want kids to prove to them that such challenges can be fulfilled.

  • Bad influences!

Children are being encouraged to many challenges. The cinnamon, milk, marshmallow, water, and oxygen challenges. These are extremely dangerous challenges. The choking game gives a child the high feeling when oxygen is not received to the brain.

Always communicate with your child to know what they are up to in their daily activities. A child needs to beware of the dangerous challenges of why they shouldn't participate in such activities.

The Choking Game is about lowering the pressure before one loses consciousness, a so dangerous or scary game to even think about it.

A child who is withdrawn and feels depressed could try the choking game. The one who is faced with a bad experience like, who has been sexually abused, or who has been exposed to such violent acts.

When individuals consumed spoonfuls of cinnamon they started vomiting and coughing immediately. The lungs of individuals can collapse, from the cinnamon fluid filling up into the lungs. Also pneumonia is one of the other illness that can affect individuals during this process.

  • What is the Gallon Challenge?

Drinking a gallon of milk is another challenge for kids. If one doesn't drink a gallon of milk it is considered to be cheating, and this is attempted in an hour with not vomiting out the milk.

One would definitely get ill from these kinds of challenges. Children are willing to risk their lives to prove to others they can do it, and not thinking of the dangers is a risk for all.

No human can drink a gallon of milk all at once, the stomach is not able to take in that much of milk. Believe it or not this actually happens with serious health issues. One can experience bloating, stomach cramps and diarrhea in this wild process.

  • What is The Chubby Bunny?

A game that can go from a fun game to an instant deadly or risky game.

I am sure you must have heard of this game. Where kids fill their mouths with as many marshmallows as they can, and until their mouths are really filled up. Usually, the game is played during outdoor adventures. The throat is also filled with a marshmallow. A frightening way of fun.

Sometimes children can choke to death with their mouths and the throat gets so filled up with marshmallows that it can suffocate the children.

The Chubby Bunny Game is a suffocating game.

  • Did you know about the Ice and Salt Challenge?

In this process the challenge is to withstand the pain. Where a part of the skin is wetter, and covered with salt the ice cube is used to apply pressure on the salt onto the skin. The freezing point goes to as as low as zero. When the ice cube and salt added together. Pain is unbearable and one can experience blisters before the frostbite or extreme burns on their skin.

  • The Water Chugging

Drinking a few glasses of water or the daily requirement of water is normal. However, in the following challenge it can be fatal.

A deadly process!

One female had drunk water over the limit. She resisted going to the toilet the challenge was a deadly one. She died of water poisoning.

If you drink too much of water it makes you sick because there is the imbalance in the cells, which causes the fluid to affect the bloodstream when the sodium is diluted.

In taking part in the Water-Chugging challenge one is faced with nausea and headaches. A challenge with drinking water over the actual limit. To force yourself in not using the toilet that can lead to the swelling of the brain, respiratory issues, and even death.

Parents need to make sure their children are safe at all times. Kids are not the most responsible. When they have other influences anything can happen without you being aware of such issues.

  • Extreme care and communication is required to avoid such challenges.

Communication is very important for parent and child. Always know what your child is doing and where they at. With whom and what is going on. Between the age of nine and fourteen anything goes for kids. It is up to the parent to make sure their children are safe and away from bad influences.

Challenges are Extremely Dangerous

Choking Game

Challenges can be fatal

Why do kids take part in Dangerous Challenges?

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    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      toptendeals great to read another comment from and so glad you shared your point here. Thanks.

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      Jason Benedict 

      5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida

      This makes me feel like I was a good kid. Thanks for the article DDE!

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Dangerous Challenges for Kids, thanks very much Jackie Lynnley for being one of my great supporters and yes these kids who behave in a such a manner definitely need to be dealt with appropriately.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I don't know what you do about kids acting this way. Maybe if we blistered their butts every time we saw them choking themselves or someone else it would start to have bad connotations and they would stop? lol

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      CraftytotheCore Dangerous Challenges for Kids I try to write about what I think will be of help to my readers and it looks like i am doing it right thanks very much for commenting

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      5 years ago

      Oh DDE, these are just awful things that kids are participating in. I had never heard of most of these, except for the choking game. Thank you for writing about this and bringing awareness to an important topic!

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      CyberShelley without proper parenting children will definitely get out of hand and do as they wish so glad you commented and thanks for the votes up interesting and useful do have lovely day

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      Shelley Watson 

      5 years ago

      Scary what kids get up to, always thinking nothing bad can happen to them. It is so hard to keep up with the many dangers children face. Parenting does come in to it in my mind as where else do they get the correct information, whose responsibility is it to know where they are, who is watching them and who their playmates are - parents. Glad my child is grown up. Voted up, interesting and useful.

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      moonlake so glad to see you stop by at another of my hubs, documentaries are good to take heed on, thanks for the votes up

    • moonlake profile image


      5 years ago from America

      I think inhaling on balloons with helium in them is also very dangerous and I have seen them do it on TV late night shows. Great hub voted up.

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great comment parenting skills need to be drilled to children who don't know about such games.Thanks FlourishAnyway have a pleasant day.

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      5 years ago from USA

      Okay, this is why I am a helicopter mom. I try not to be and give the kid some space but this is so frightening. Decision making during the preteen and young teenage years is so poor and influenced by other poor decision makers who look on YouTube and see dumb adults doing these things. I try to keep communication open and have my daughter tell me these things so we can debrief and critique the stupidity of these things. It's amazing kids live to see 20.

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Vinaya Ghimire thanks again and do take care now

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi tillsontitan thanks for all votes and the scary button would definitely make a difference here, have great weekend.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      5 years ago from Nepal

      Useful and informative article for parents. Normally when I'm with children, I don't let them do any of these things.

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      Mary Craig 

      5 years ago from New York

      I think most of the comments before me point out why kids do such dangerous and I might add stupid things. Invincibility and "it can never happen to me" attitudes lead them to try things they know in their hearts are dangerous.

      This is a real eye opener for parents and guardians of young children.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting. This one needs a 'scary' button!

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      girishpuri thanks for stopping by

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hello Stephanie Henkel how nice of you to stop by and comment on my hub thanks and have a lovel yday

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      Girish puri 

      5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Thought provoking and useful hub, thanks Devika, God bless you.

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      Stephanie Henkel 

      5 years ago from USA

      It's shocking that children play these dangerous and potentially deadly games! Somet kids think they will live forever, and they are prone to making poor choices just because they are immature and looking for thrills. Thanks for an informative articles that will help make parents and other adult more aware.

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hello ChitrangadaSharan so nice of you to read my hub and comment most children don't even know the dangers of such acts thanks for the votes up and useful have good day.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Very thoughtful of you to bring attention to these crazy and dangerous games by kids these days. Many of the parents are not even aware that their kids are doing such dangerous acts. Only solution seems to be more vigilance by parents and children.

      Voted up and useful!

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Nell Rose definitely dangerous and so mind blowing so glad you commented, thanks

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      MsDora dangerous and harmful thanks for leaving a valuable comment

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Faith Reaper I so appreciate you commenting on my hubs you have are one of my best supporters and so glad to read a comment from you Thanks for votes up and shared. Take care now!

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Sparklea you are so right, kids don't think much of what they do and of how dangerous or harmful it is to their bodies thanks for votes up, useful and awesome, have a lovely day.

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      5 years ago from Upstate New York

      WOW, what an eye opener! I agree with Faith Reaper, I don't think kids understand the dangers, and, because they are young, they think they will live forever...also some may do these challenges to impress their peers and gain approval. I know a few years ago a woman in our area did a water challenge and she died. And SHE was an adult!

      I have had problems all my life with my digestive system and I cannot imagine abusing my body by over-ingesting ANYTHING.

      Thank you for this extremely important and very informative hub.

      Voted up, useful and awesome. Blessings, Sparklea :)

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, my goodness, how disturbing! I do not even know how they come up with such mess in their thinking. I agree with kidscrafts that at such early ages, they really do think they are invincible and will try anything it seems? Yes, as Nell stated, the Internet and easy access with anything and everything on there, who knows? I had no clue either of such, and all parents and grandparents must stay on top of such things to keep our eyes open for protection of our children!!!

      Voted up ++ shared

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 years ago from The Caribbean

      DDE, these games are all so dangerous. Where do the kids get these suicidal ideas? God help us! Thank you for sharing; I had not a clue.

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      Nell Rose 

      5 years ago from England

      It just makes me shudder to think of children doing any of these DDE, I know we used to play silly games when we were children, but these days, what with the internet being constantly on in each kids house, they come up with really dangerous stuff, well done for pointing this out, voted up and shared! nell

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      kidscrafts, great suggestion here and thanks for commenting I appreciate you stopping by

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      5 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I think some kids do those crazy challenges because at that time of their life, they think they will live forever; they just don't realize how dangerous some of their decisions are.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      billybuc thanks very much for commenting, I think most kids are influenced by others also poor parenting has lots to do with the process.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I couldn't even answer your poll....I have no idea why kids do crazy stuff, but I've been known to do some pretty strange things myself....I think there are a great many reasons that are influential, and I think they are different for each kid.....but again, I really have no idea. Interesting article my friend. Well done!


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