School officials: "Knockout Challenge" puts children at risk of injury, even death

10/8/2013 | Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus, Ga.)

Parents should monitor their children's phone and social media conversations to make sure they are not playing the Knockout Challenge, officials of the Muscogee County School District in Georgia said Friday. The game, commonly played by middle-school-age youths, entails taking several quick breaths to become dizzy and then being pressed in the chest for a few seconds by a peer to temporarily lose consciousness. "A student who does this risks his or her health and could die from the challenge or the fall," a pediatric health expert said.

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