Some are saying the game has been around for generations, but the ability to share the gruesome photos on social media has given this trend new legs and a bigger audience.
Even a child could see that it’s pointless and dangerous, but never underestimate the powers of peer pressure..
Many have seen the damage it can do, but they still persist in playing, so letting your kid know that it’s unacceptable and to avoid people who are recklessly playing the game could help them abstain if their own common sense doesn’t.
Many are learning not to, but it’s too little too late, with one adult who witnessed the game saying,
“This made me very sad, but satisfied as the boy told me how badly his arm hurt many days later and how he would never try anything like that again.”