I hate reading stories like these. It truly shakes me to my core and just breaks my heart.
If you’ve spent any time on TikTok lately, you’ve probably heard about the “Scarf Game.”
It’s kind of one of those TikTok things where most people would think, “No Way. That Isn’t Safe!”
But, some kids are picking up their scarves and giving this game a try, and it has to stop.
The “Scarf Game” is similar to the Blackout Challenge, that deadly challenge that was going around TikTok last year that caused asphyxiation.
What Is The “Scarf Game?”
The way kids are playing this “game” is to tie a scarf around their neck, cutting off the air to their brains. Why? Internet fame, of course.
Only, once you’re passed out, how the heck are you supposed to get the scarf off your neck to allow oxygen back to your brain?
Herein lies the problem. Kids are dying because they are playing this super dangerous game just to get their names out there on TikTok.
According to NewsBreak, Christy Sibali Dominique Gloire Gassaille, who grew up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is the latest victim of this “game”.
She was just hanging out at her house, messing around for TikTok, and decided to try this deadly “Scarf Game.”
I can’t even imagine what her parents must be going through. The situation is so tragic.
Things went south, probably didn’t go exactly as she planned, and she ended up passing away.
And, Christy isn’t the only kid to die playing such choking games that they find on TikTok.
Back in January, a 12-year-old girl in Argentina died when she fastened a make-shift noose around her neck to try a game similar to the “Scarf Game.”
The stories go on and on. These choking-type games have got to stop. They aren’t “cool,” they aren’t “fun,” they aren’t a challenge. They are deadly.
Now, TikTok does not show search results or hashtags related to this rumored “Scarf Game.” You will get a message of “no results found” when you search “Scarf Game.”
TikTok seems to be deleting them but kids already know of this challenge and just hearing about the videos is scary enough.
Y’all. It’s imperative that you talk to your kids about these challenges and games. This isn’t okay.