The Choking Game

A 10-year-old boy who died after hanging himself from a tree is apparently the second Idaho youth killed while playing a choking game.

The Fremont County sheriff’s office said Dalton Eby apparently was playing a game known as the “pass-out game,” trying to cut off the oxygen supply to his brain to achieve a type of “high.”

And,

Six girls at the Nampa school were suspended for a day after school officials reviewed a security camera videotape that showed the seventh graders choking each other in a hallway.

I remember doing a lot of stupid things when I was a kid.  But, I survived.  We held our breath, that was about the worst of it.  I didn’t like suffocating for any reason, so I quickly quit that “game” other than sometimes diving too deep in water.

Parents, it’s time to teach your children with a little more detail that choking for any reason, including choking yourself, is neither fun nor a game.  A lot of kids die from asphyxiation each year.  I don’t know if there’s a statistic for how many die from intentional asphyxiation ( the choking games ).  Darwin’s Law is a powerful force tho.  It’s up to those that have survived to make sure the next generation does as well.  I’m sure there’s a lot of adults out there that are alive today because their parents told them that they never should choke themselves to death.

I’m inserting the comments to the original blog post here because they were some of the most meaningful comments the old blog ever got.

how can girls hang to play it i dont believe on it.
Its depend on person to person will power.
i want to more about it
Posted by: Hi | Sunday, July 31, 2005 at 09:46 PM

chelsea dunn,the girl from nampa was one of my best friends… we all miss her and think about her tons i think that this “game” is outragous and should be stopped because NOBODY should go through the pain that all of chelseas family and friends had to go through… it changes lives for ever… no one will ever be the same………….
Posted by: amanda fink | Friday, August 05, 2005 at 02:10 AM

Thanks for your comments Amanda. I really have a hard time understanding what makes kids think things like this are “fun”. It was around when I was a kid, I just knew it didn’t sound like fun at all.

I offer my sympathy for the loss of your friend. Hopefully other kids will see what happens and her loss will save others from the same senseless tragedy.

Posted by: Moon | Friday, August 05, 2005 at 11:03 AM

how could kids do sumthin so stupid! the name of the game should b enough 2 tell u it`s definitely not fun!

Posted by: Price | Thursday, August 18, 2005 at 03:51 PM

I just lost a friend from the “choking-game”..he was 17. I had never heard of it before…untill yesterday morning when I walked into school and everyone was sobbing. Advice..make sure if you talk to your kids about. We never suspected it was going on..he fine and always laughing..just talk to kids and teens about it.

Posted by: crane | Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 06:35 AM

I’m sorry you lost your friend. If you have more details about your friend, I would be more than happy to post them here. I think most people guess it’s messed up kids that do things like this, it’s not. We did things like this when I was a kid, just not quite as detailed and therefore not as “effective”. I really never considered myself terribly messed up.

And yeah Crane, parents have to talk, no matter how normal you might think your kid is.
Posted by: Moon | Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 08:48 AM

He was a great guy, there wasn’t anyone who disliked him, a few thought he was weird..but he was the type to shake it off, he didn’t care what people thought of him. Today this morning, the school is having a devotion to his memory..and tonight is the showing. Monday he was acting crazy and makin us all laugh like he always did, that night he died..going from laughing in tears to crying the next day is a dramatic change. I think were still all in shock…trying to deal with reality that he’s not coming back. I had never heard of this “choking game” and yesterday a couple of people explained it to me. No one knew he did it or if it was his first time trying but the results are fatal. At first it did look like suicide but anyone who knew him…refuses to believe it was intentional. 100% purely accidental, especially after we talked to the cops.

Posted by: crane | Thursday, September 15, 2005 at 06:47 AM

HELLO I THINK THIS GUY THAT DID THE CHOKING GAME IS OR COULD BE MY DAUGHTERS EX BOYFRIEND, WHEN DID HE DIE? YOU DON’T HAVE TO TELL ME WHERE HE WAS FROM JUST WHEN HE DIED. AND YES I THINK IT WAS AN ACCIDENT. IF IT IS THE SAME GUY HE WAS A GOOD PERSON NEVER HURT NO ONE. MY DAUGHTER IS STILL COPING WITH IT. SHE GOES TO HIS GRAVE SITE TO TALK TO HIM BUT IT’S JUST NOT THE SAME. SHE SAYS SHE MISSES HIM AT SCHOOL. DID HE PLAY IN A BAND. HOPEFULLY ALOT OF KIDS WILL OPEN THEIR EYES AND REALIZE THAT THIS IS NO GAME IN LESS YOU WANT TO DIE.

Posted by: phillips | Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 09:39 AM

this game is also called space monkeys and it is one of the coolest things i have ever done!

Posted by: chuck | Friday, September 23, 2005 at 10:07 AM

That’s pretty sad Chuck. I mean, I have done a LOT of things. Choking’s not in the top 100. Tried it, didn’t like it. I was one of the luckier ones that survived and decided that dying wasn’t cool at all. Have you ever heard of Darwin’s Law Chuck? You’re prime for proving it right if you have read more than one comment and still consider it cool.

Posted by: Moon | Friday, September 23, 2005 at 10:28 AM

Tonight I lost my son to the choking game. He was found naked face down with a bathrobe belt tied around his ankles and neck so pushing his feet away would apply pressure to his neck cutting off oxegyn. They found him 8 hours later (today) and Im without my 29 year old boy to a cheap high
DONT DO IT!

Posted by: joe | Sunday, September 25, 2005 at 12:04 AM

That sucks, Joe. My sympathies for you and your family.

Posted by: Moon | Sunday, September 25, 2005 at 10:30 AM

This game is no joke…
It is a kills kids…has been killing them for decades.
Time to wise up world…Help a kid and pass on the info.
Peace and
Still loving all four of my children;
Sarah Pacatte Gabriel Mordecai’s Mom
July 31, 1991 ~ May 6, 2005

http://StillLovingMyGabriel.com

Dr.Phil Tuesday, September 27, 2005 will air a segment on the choking game.

Posted by: sarah Pacatte | Sunday, September 25, 2005 at 09:08 PM

Truthfully, this whole thread is very distressing and upsetting. It used to be that drugs and alcohol were what parents needed to be afraid of.

When I was growing up, doing drugs was the “thing.” Everyone knew it was bad, everyone knew it was illegal…and everyone who did drugs, at least initially did them because they could.

I am afraid reading these stories that doing drugs is passe and this choking thing is the “rage.” Could it be that doing drugs is the lesser of two evils in today’s society? I guess I don’t understand the attraction of “blacking out,” especially given the risks…they do see the risks, don’t they?

I am sorry for all of your pain and losses. I just don’t understand how something like this happens…and how our society has come to this point. I wonder what the shrinks say about this.

Very distressing.

Posted by: StormWarning | Sunday, September 25, 2005 at 10:30 PM

We also lost our 16 year old son to this, in December 2004 – just two weeks before Christmas. He was a “good kid” – not rebellious. He made a foolish decision, like any kid can. We have talked to lots of kids since. THEY KNOW ABOUT THE GAME. They are trying it right in classrooms and hallways at school. Tell your children about the dangers of this – BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.

http://matthewsstory.com

Posted by: Loni | Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 01:36 AM

i am sooooo sorry for all of the parents and people that have lost someone they love…i dont really know what else to say…i am only 13 and have just watched dr. phil…when i heard of all the kids dieing from this game i really felt for them…how dumb does this sound…ok we are going to nearly kill ourselves just cause we want to fell calm….pretty dumb sounding huh? take a warm bath..that makes me calm….if someone out there is pressure you to do this say one word NO…

Posted by: alyssa | Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 04:49 PM

This is the first I have learned about this “game” however it reminds me of something I learned in one of my Human Sexuality class in college. Auto-erotic asphixiation ( I think I spelled it right), just combines the act of suffociation with sex. Many people have been killed by accident with different devices they come up with to achieve an intense pleasure. Yes, teens do need to be informed, but the general public needs more information on the subject also.

Posted by: Melody | Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 09:43 PM

this game is just stupid.who would even think of doing it.you’re killing your braincells.

Posted by: Amber | Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 10:56 AM

LOL (not that this subject is funny at all), but when my friends and I were killing our braincells, we weren’t choking ourselves to death, although sometimes, we did cough a bit.

The Choking Game is no laughing matter. I think that something needs to be done about it in the schools…sort of like what “sex-ed” used to be back in the 60’s (we were well educated)…sort of like health class in the 80’s and discussions of STDs. This is serious stuff. I can’t imagine what it would be like to lose a child or a friend to this stupity.

Posted by: Stormwarning | Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 08:16 PM

i haven’t heard this game before and i seen it the other day on dr phill…it interested me and i decided to do a research on it for school .. right now i have a baby at home and when he grows up i would like to know what goes on around school and stuff so if anyone have information on this choking game could you email me please its ladybug_sweetheart@hotmail.com thanks…. and i feel sorry for all of you who lots a love one it is really hard and i wish you all the best of luck thanks
Sincerly chantal

Posted by: chantal | Friday, September 30, 2005 at 01:41 PM

Some of us here have been contacted by Colleen Horne representing KOMO news. It was legitimate and here is the story resulting from their research:

http://komonews.com/stories/39509.htm

Posted by: Moon | Friday, September 30, 2005 at 05:40 PM

My son Eric, just 13, died from this game on Dec. 7, 2004. I had talked to him often about drugs and alcohol and even about oral sex in the middle schools–every “trend” I heard about, I discussed with him. But I didn’t know about this “game” which has become much more “sophisticated” than the version some of us older people remember. Now, the kids use belts, ties, bandanas and they’re doing it solo–which is why there have been so many recent deaths. Why does this occur? I think it’s because kids/people naturally look for ways to alter their consciousness and this doesn’t seem like a particularly dangerious stunt to a kid who hasn’t yet been lectured about it. TIME TO LECTURE, PARENTS. I’m a grieving mom without a child because of a “trend” I didn’t even know about.

Posted by: Teri | Sunday, October 02, 2005 at 07:02 PM

I am very saddened by the amount of kids who die everyday from this thing they call fun….how can something so life altering be fun? Do kids not have a fear of never waking up again? Is life so disposable that our children have resulted to choking theirselves to get high or “feel good”? I can’t understand for the life of me how kids can be doing this in school , in the hallways, bathrooms ect..where are all the teachers , staff and other students when this is going on? I think that we need to start paying more attention to our kids again and go back to Talking and listening, I also would like to see schools lecturing students on the effects this can have. Life is too short as it is…why make it shorter?

Posted by: Michelle | Wednesday, October 05, 2005 at 12:00 PM

someone this week died from it from my city
bye bye june 27 92 to 10 10 05

Posted by: t | Friday, October 14, 2005 at 06:20 PM

wow.
how can some one be so stupid as to shoke themselves for high?
are you that desperate? are you afraid of failing the test that you need another way to get the feeling???
I have a friend who got in a fight today… he was grabbed by the neck and thrown into the car with such force the car now has a 2-in. deep dent in it! becuase he was actually TRYING to breathe it was only worse for him and he pass out in a matter of seconds….. he hated that feeling and im sure I would too. how can it be something you enjoy?

Posted by: Cheshire | Tuesday, November 01, 2005 at 04:21 PM

HELLO I WANTED TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT IV’E TRIED TO HAVE MY DAUGHTERS SCHOOL SAY SOMETHING TO THE KIDS ABOUT THIS. BUT THEY ARE AFRAID OF GIVING THE KIDS TO MUCH INFO ON THIS GAME AND THEY MAY TRY IT. SO I GUESS WE HAVE TO SEE MORE KIDS DIE LIKE THIS.

Posted by: teresa | Friday, November 04, 2005 at 01:35 PM

this game is so gay i lost a good friend that i hadnt seen for 2 years i never heard of this game till i found out he died i never want to play this game and i think no one else should (unless u want to die)

Posted by: Jasmine | Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 03:16 PM

TODAY I JUST HEARD ABOUT THIS GAME AND I HAVE NEVER HEARD ABOUT IT. I HAVE A FRIEND WHO HAS 3 KIDS AND YOU CAN BET THAT I WILL BE ASKING THEM ABOUT THIS GAME. IF I FIND ABOUT THIS IN MY TOWN YOU WILL BET THAT SOMEONE WILL REPORT IT HEAR. OUR TOWN HAS LOST TO MANY KIDS TO OTHER THINGS I WILL NOT LET THIS BE ANOTHER CAUSE IN OUR SMALL TOWN.

Posted by: dawn bartels | Monday, November 28, 2005 at 05:01 PM

One must also be aware of other strange new fads that are developing. This has recently caught my attention.

Posted by: Proctor Zhloip | Monday, December 05, 2005 at 12:41 AM

Hi everyone. I am doing a research essay for my english class at school. I told my teacher about the ‘game’ and she had never even heard of it. Thats mostly what influenced me to do it on this topic and because i know there has been talk about it in my school. Anyways, if anybody has information for me on this ‘game’, please email me at sunflower__88@hotmail.com. also, does anyone know where or if you can get statistics on it? Thank you.

Posted by: chrissy | Monday, December 05, 2005 at 04:07 PM

Chrissy, I have looked and there doesn’t seem to be any real tangible data on deaths from The Choking Game. If you do come accross some, please let me know.
Posted by: Moon | Monday, December 05, 2005 at 04:13 PM

A few seniors including myself are doing a choking game awareness meeting in our town to inform people about the dangerous of this game. we would appreciate any information that you could provide us with and email us if possible at fitch_89@yahoo.com …. any information would be great or stories you could share with us. thank you very much.

Posted by: Tami C | Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 01:56 PM

I am doing a project on the choking game and i need to know anything you guys kno about it including stories and anything else you can think of yeah okay bye!!!!

Posted by: kristi | Monday, January 02, 2006 at 01:08 PM

i played this game alot and other risky games like riding on the hood of a car until i got thrown of and stuff like that and im lucky to be alive today the last time i did the choking game i was hanging from a belt just over my bed so all i had to do was kneel down to choke the last time i did it though i sliped from the bed and was unable to free myself i was lucky in that in the jerking of my body broke the belt i was using this goes to show that just because you think that you would be able to free yourself at the end isnt always true and accidents happen and if it happens in this game it very well may kill you

Posted by: jw | Friday, January 06, 2006 at 11:32 AM

Thanks for the story jw. Like I said, as a kid we toyed with choking, but there was no way in hell I would have done it alone. I think what happened to Michael Hutchence ( INXS ) is what you were doing. You were luckier than he was. I did a lot of risky things as well ( some stories here ), but rarely intentionally put my life at risk. I just don’t get it when people do. When the risk ( ie, death, ergo, no more fun ) far outweighed the fun factor, it just didn’t appeal to me much.
Posted by: Moon | Friday, January 06, 2006 at 12:44 PM

At 18 years of age, a young man sought the aura the choking game brought. What was he thinking? What safety plans did he have in mind? To just stand up ~ oh if he only knew the brain can not function after being deprived from choking…his brain could not tell him to stand up…it was struggling for itself to survive. And so, we grieve. He was smart, popular in all classes, friend to all….you could not have asked for a better man. May the word get out that no one can escape death when the brain does not have the ability to communicate with the body. Please stop ~ death should not be an option when achieving pleasure…

Posted by: Chris | Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 11:16 AM

Hello,
I’m a concerned parent my daughter lost her boyfreind to this game. He’d played this before but with other people not by himself. But when he played it he played it by himself. He was 17 at the time he would have been 18 but his family had to go to his gravesite for his birthday instead of having a party. my daughter still thinks about him all the time she has a shrine in her room on her door inside her room. She will never forget about him. I think If he was still here I think they would still be together. I wasn’t to happy with the age difference but now I feel bad that I was against the age difference. If I could bring him back I would. But she has the memories to remember. SHe’s real close to his family. so the people reading this don’t play this game because this could happen to you. YOU COULD DIE!!!!!! DON’T DO THAT TO YOUR FAMILY

Posted by: Teresa | Friday, January 20, 2006 at 03:32 PM

well, im gonna have to say that the only people that die frome this are the stupid ones that tie things around furniture and hang themselves! youre just stupid if you do it this way. i ve done this plenty of times rto know notto do it alone and not to hang myself!!

Posted by: sarah | Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 04:26 PM

Sarah:

So you consider yourself…what? Smart?

I hope that your parents hug and kiss you every night, and before you leave the house. It might be their last chance.

Posted by: StormWarning | Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 08:49 PM

We were out with relatives tonight for dinner when their middle-school-aged girls mentioned “the choking game”. I wasn’t paying attention to the kids’ conversation and just happened to hear the phrase “choking game” fly by. Boy, did I do a doubletake when I asked what the heck the choking game is and they explained it to me. I had never heard of it and had missed recent coverage on local north Texas news. Turns out a close friend of the elder daughter is in the hospital recovering from an off-campus auto-asphyxiation episode wherein she tied something around her neck (the girls didn’t know details).

I just spent a very enlightening hour on the web reading more about the choking game and its victims. My sympathies go out to the families who lost children to this stupid, senseless, tragic “game”. Reading about how they found their beloved children strangled in their rooms on belts, sheets, ropes, dog leashes, and the like made my blood run cold. I hope that sites like this one raise awareness of the choking game so that parents and schools can do all in their power to prevent more needless tragedies. I consider myself a very well-read person yet, like I said, I had never heard of this until tonight.

Posted by: booklover | Monday, January 30, 2006 at 01:52 AM

Raising awareness is the primary objective I have on this board. A lot of things are not discussed enough, and therefore the problems associated with it continue. If the only awareness a parent has about this “game” is from seeing this discussion, and takes appropriate actions from it ( discussing it with their kid, that sucks the “thrill” out of about any activity for a kid ), and that keeps that kid from removing themsef from the gene pool, then it’s done more than I ever expected.

Thanks for the comment.

Posted by: Moon | Monday, January 30, 2006 at 09:20 AM

The common thread here is that all of the victims mentioned are young people, mostly teenagers. All grownups know in hindsight that almost all teenagers rebel in some form or fashion as they go through those years (we rebelled too). Public education is two edged as it will educate the parents and sensible kids but also it will inform a wider audience of kids who may want to see for themselves what all the fuss is about. Young people are great risk takers. Sadly, the death of a friend or someone a young person knows of is probably the greatest determent.

When I was young (high school) we played around with taking deep breaths then having a friend squeeze our chest until we passed out… I guess there wasn’t much to do back then… we thought we were having fun. Later when I became a police officer I saw hangings firsthand, the type of auto-sexual and suicides. Its not a pretty sight.

The Choking Game is a stupid game that I hope passes quickly.

Posted by: spaceman | Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 12:51 AM

Being as we played variants of the game as kids, and it’s still a problem today, I don’t see it passing quickly. I’ve been wrong before, and don’t mind if I am this time. But, it just seems to transcend generations and fads.

Being an officer, I wonder how many of those accidental suffocations were listed as suicide? Maybe if we listed the death for what it was it would make more kids aware how dangerous it is?

Posted by: Moon | Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 09:57 AM

Many of these kids deaths are listed as suicide because Medical Examiners are unaware of the method of the choking game. In addition, on the autopsy table it is very difficult to determine between suicide and accidental hanging because the specimen (child) shows the same characteristics.

I learned about this game after my 11 year old son, Dylan Blake, ‘played’ the game by himself in his bedroom on October 5th 2005. Dylan lost his life. It is very scary that children know all about this game (they feel it is safe) and parents, myself included, are unaware of the game and it’s fatal dangers. Education is the key to preventing more deaths and injuries from this behavior.
For more info – www.dylan-the-boy-blake.com

Be informed, TALK to your children and educate those around you!
Kate
Always Dylan’s Mom

Posted by: kate | Sunday, February 05, 2006 at 01:44 PM

how would somong be stupid enough to tie somthing around your neck and strangle your self?! i mean come on! the best way to do it is hold your breath and hold your throat with your HAND not a rope. Come on kids if ur gonna try this do it right!

Posted by: Mike Oxlong | Monday, February 06, 2006 at 01:05 AM

As callous and stupid as that comment might sound, he sort of has a good point. If you’re gonna try it, might as well know how to try it in such a way it doesn’t kill you.

Posted by: Moon | Monday, February 06, 2006 at 09:03 AM

THis is soooo sad, I have a 13 year old son and I will speak with him about this asap, my prayers go out to all the people that have lost loved ones. Like we don’t have enough to worry about already now here is one more sick game to worry about. I will pray tonight so that the Lord opens the eyes of all our young people, so they can see how dangerous this stupid game is.

Posted by: Becca | Monday, February 06, 2006 at 09:33 PM

im doing a research project on the “choking game” and as a kid i did it once, not the hanging, but having your friends assist you.. i honestly found no excitement from this and i think its overall idiotic. WHy someone would want to do this to get a high.. makes no sense… its just as safe to smoke weed, or drink than to HANG YOURSELF. just dont do it at all.
but now if anyone has any ideas, statistics, or anything that would help contribute to my paper to help spread the word about stopping this game that would be wonderful help. you can contact me at this email address.. i appreciate all your help. thankyou and have a wonderful day

– katie
kaytayxx@yahoo.com

Posted by: Katie | Thursday, March 02, 2006 at 11:58 AM

When I was in middle school(1996), my friends and I used to choke each other. The draw of it is it feels like nitrous oxide(laughuing gas). I agree it is a stupid thing to do and think they should teach the dangers of cutting oxygen to the brain in schools.

Posted by: monty | Thursday, March 02, 2006 at 07:17 PM

damn yo, you kids who choke yourselves are stupid, you wanna get high, go buy some weed, no deaths have ever been reported by marijuana, best experience you’ll ever have, i smoke 3 times a day, DON’T CHOKE YOURSELF, DO DRUGS

Posted by: dumb bitches | Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at 03:31 PM

Well, several of my friends are dead from doing stupid things while stoned. So, can’t advocate messin yourself up just because you’re foolin yourself. Personally, I’ve never known anyone who killed themself choking themselves. So, from my point of view, getting stoned is more likely to get ya killed. How’s about this, don’t do either? What’s so bad about life that you can’t face it sober?

Posted by: Moon | Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at 09:43 PM

hello my name is Belva and im doing a research paper on the choking game there has been a death in our area and im also doing a FCCLA speech on this topic because i think it is improtant that people know about this “game” if anyone has any info on the choking “game” you can email me at cowgirl_241@hotmail.com thank you and Im sorry for every one who has lost a loved one to this stupid “game” i mean why would you risk killing yourself just to get a 5 to 10 second high i think this is so so stupid

Posted by: Belva | Monday, April 24, 2006 at 11:30 AM

My God!!! What is this world coming to?? I cant believe my eyes reading all these horrifying stories,I wanted to read more on this subject , because I just heard on TV about the choking game and how they found a 17 year old that went to a party and they played the game, and Oh what Great friends he had!! NOT!!! his friends left him in an upstairs bedroom and forgot about him, Im sure you know the rest….. yes he died, it was his first time trying it and look what hapened! you young teens out there think its a JOKE to do things to get that 5 minute high, not thinking at all what could happen to you, are you that STUPID to think your Invinsible? Do you ever stop to think about your parents, friends and family, , why do such a Tragic thing when life is already to short..I can’t even imagine in my Wildest dreams who would be that stupid to want to actually Choke themselves!!!!!!I think it should be talked about in all the schools and let the students know exactly how Dangerous this so-called game really is!! I’m still in shock and still can’t believe ANYONE in their right mind would do something as STUPID as this!! It makes me sick to read all the things teens will do just to get high, CAN’T YOU GET HIGH ON LIFE?????OR WOULD YOU LIKE IT BETTER IF YOU WERE 6 FEET UNDER???….. SIGNED, DISGUTED

Posted by: Lynda | Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 07:07 PM

ive lost a few friends but not over something as STUPID as this we learned about this in health class but i never thought that so many young bright kids have died while doing this so called game. after reading this i cant think of why some people will still be dumb enough to try this ALONE OR WITH FRIENDS!!! why would they want to put there friends and family in the position of losing them to this game i think that everyone should know about this, nomatter what age!!
Posted by: rene | Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 07:21 PM

Remind me to leave a suicide note, if I ever kill myself. I’d rather be remembered as someone with depression than a complete retard who couldn’t even put two and two together.

drugs + body = high
rope + neck = dead

I think some of these deaths were real suicides. Family and friends often don’t want to accept a suicide especially when there were no acknowledged warning signs and would rather accept that a person was a moron. I’ve seen it myself a few times.

Posted by: people | Sunday, June 11, 2006 at 07:06 AM

I lost a friend to this game , I beleieve. He was alone for just an hour. His parents one at a neighbors. When they came back they found him. He had afwul marks around his neck and his face was purple. His family and friends have gone thru so much. Oh….if only he knew. I would much rather be dead , he didn’t deserve to die. People cared about him, noone cares about me.

R.I.P
Richard
July 14,1991-June 8,2006

Posted by: Michele | Thursday, July 06, 2006 at 11:08 PM

That’s probably what he thought as well. People care, you just don’t see it every day unless you look.
Posted by: Moon | Friday, July 07, 2006 at 08:48 AM

MY DAUGHTER HAD AN EX BOY FRIEND WHO TRIED THE CHOKING GAME BY HIMSELF . AND NOW HE’S GONE AND ALL MY DAUGHTER HAS TO REMEMBER HIM BY IS PICS AND GOOD MEMORIES I BELIEVE IF HE WAS STILL HERE THEY WOULD BE BACK TOGETHER FOR SURE. IT’S BEEN ALMOST A YEAR AND IT STILL DOESN’T GET ANY EASIER FOR HIS FAMILY OR FRIENDS. THANK YOU FOR REDING THIS R. I. P. KYLE WILL MISS YOU ESPECIALLY MY DAUGHTER CHELSEA AND MOM AND SISTER LARRIN JULY 29TH 2005 TERESA

Posted by: Teresa | Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 08:31 PM

i did the game ounce except i was breathing cause i knew it was bad.My friend started the game.Now i saw on the computer how many people die of it.It makes me real sad. I’ll never play that game again. It’s the a really stupid game

Posted by: gabriela | Monday, July 24, 2006 at 03:36 PM

I ONCE PLAYED THAT GAME. NEVER AGAIN WILL I DO IT.ARE PEOPLE STUPID PLAY IT WITH FRIENDS OR BY UR SELF.THAT IS STUPID. BY THE NAME OF THE GAME EVERYONE KNOWS HOW THE GAME GOES.CHOKING UR SELF IS HOW U PLAY IT.DON’T DO IT. LOVED ONES WILL B REMEMBERED.

Posted by: gabriela | Monday, July 24, 2006 at 03:54 PM

I lost a cousin to this AeA game this year. We did not see any of the warning signs. But he had been doing this for a while. The only time that we saw him was doing the summer and vacation time.

Posted by: jones | Wednesday, September 06, 2006 at 07:23 PM

We lost our dear son during June 2006. No warning signs nothing, we never knew such a stupid game exists, LET THE PEOPLE KNOW! At least that way parents can warn their children of the danger. We mourne you our dear son and miss you terribly

Posted by: Nel | Sunday, September 10, 2006 at 10:22 PM

It is amazing to me at this time how many people this has affected. It is still rarely ever mentioned in the media, or by professionals for that matter. I have done what I can to get the message out here. The people I think that will have a much bigger impact are people like you sharing your stories with anyone that will listen. My condolences to your family. I have a boy of my own, I can’t imagine what I’d do if something like this happened to him.

Posted by: Moon | Sunday, September 10, 2006 at 11:04 PM

I just heard about this game and am disgusted by it. I was just wondering if anyone knows any web sites that promote this game? I would like to give the people who make thoughs web sites a piece of my mind…

Posted by: Sean | Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 06:31 PM

I looked around when I was originally doing this post and found very little on the topic. Definitely nothing promoting it. It’s so stupid I doubt any kid has the nerve to admit doing it publicly. If you do find something, please let me know.
Posted by: Moon | Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 07:03 PM

Will do, but if I do find anything it probably won’t be around for long if u know what I mean…

Posted by: Sean | Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 07:10 PM

Message received and understood. I can’t imagine you having any luck finding one, at least I hope not. But, as I’ve pretty much figured out a long time ago, if it’s really, really, really stupid, it’s on the ‘net somewhere.
Posted by: Moon | Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 09:45 PM

I am thankful to see people are still reading from your initial post. This game is deadly. We know, it killed our son.

Posted by: Loni | Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 08:49 PM

Yes they definitely are. The response on this post has been pretty amazing. I just wish there was more out there on this topic to compete with my post.
Posted by: Moon | Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 09:19 PM

I was just wondering if you have been to this forum?
“http://www.createblog.com/forums/index.php?”
You need to register and then search for “choking game” and you will find a blog on it called “choking game”. It should be on the first half of the page but in the blog there are people who talk about how stupid it is and how some admit that they have done it. I’m sure they wouldn’t mind more input…

Posted by: Sean | Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 04:32 PM

http://DEADLYGAMESCHILDRENPLAY.COM

Since losing my precious,intense,funny,daring,loving son Gabriel on May 6, 2005 from this ‘high risk, thrill seeking’, wicked activity, over 135 others have fallen victim to it…

…Education, Warning and Information are the tools needed to prevent deaths and damage from this ‘game’.. It’s the only way to arm your children .. INFORM THEM..

IGNORANCE IS ANYTHING BUT BLISS….

Sarah Pacatte, Gabriel Mordecai’s mom

StillLovingMyGabriel.com

Posted by: sarah pacatte | Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 03:46 PM

Hey, I am doing a research paper for my English class and I woudl really appreciate it if you could give me information on the choking game or if you would be willing, a personal story…Anything on this topic would be really helpful and I would greatly appreciate it. Please and thank you. My email is marsdixo98@yahoo.com
Posted by: WonderWall | Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 04:19 PM

Wonderwall: Did you bother to read the posts and comments in this thread?

I guess “its a wonder.”

Posted by: StormWarning | Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 09:29 PM

I was always aware of this “game”, as my brother and his friends used to do this to eachother about 15 years ago or so…I used to think they were so stupid but never really knew how dangerous this was until I got older and read or heard the stories…Today, however, I was reminded of this so called game when my 10 year old son’s guidance/adjustment counselor called me at work to let me know that my son was choking himself today in class. Thankfully his teacher noticed what he was doing before he passed out. Of course I went right to the school to talk to him and warn him of the dangers of this “game”…and I am thankful that I have had the chance to warn him! He didn’t realize the risks. He said that he knew of a few other kids that were doing it too, but says he figured it out on his own. The school said they were aware of a few kids doing this and were working on it with their families, but what I want to know is why weren’t the rest of us made aware of this. Had I known that this was going on in the school, I would have been able to talk to my son before this incident today! I am very disappointed that the school didn’t take more action and make us parents more aware of what our childrens peers are doing!

Now I feel it is my duty to make more people aware of this deadly game!

Posted by: Amy | Friday, October 27, 2006 at 07:44 PM