Parents Form Group to Warn About 'Choking Game'

TEMPLE, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia couple is helping to form a group of parents who are trying to warn others about a deadly game that claimed their son's life.

Tracy and Randy Wilson, whose 12-year-old son Brandon was killed while playing the "choking game" about two years ago, have started a program called S.A.F.E., which stands for Stopping Adolescent Fatalities Education.

The Wilsons say they hope to raise awareness of the dangers of the game, which involves temporarily cutting off the blood supply to the brain in order to get a light-headed or buzzed feeling.

Tracy Wilson says that if she had known about the game, she would have talked to her son to warn him that it could be fatal.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Stupid Kids Location: Dothan on Mar 10, 2011 at 09:52 PM
    These are some stupid kids.Everybody knows to just steal your parents beer and smoke some pot!
  • by Betty Location: Florida on Mar 9, 2011 at 10:29 PM
    When my son was 12 he came home from school telling me about a game he had played called "the pass out game". This has been 9 years ago. I called the school, when I learned how you played this game. I sat my son down and told him this "game" can kill you.I told him this game can cause strokes,brain damage and even death.He cryed when he found out how dangerous it was. He promised me he'd never do anything like that again. Yes,This is something that parents need to be warned about. When they come home from school telling you stuff that happens at school,LISTEN!!Some of that yack,yack could save your child's life.
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