A worrying ‘game’ called the 48-Hour Challenge is circulating on Facebook which encourages children to go missing for up to two days at a time. The sick viral trend also says points are awarded for every social media mention while they’re missing, meaning that frantic friends and family who post appeals to find them are welcomed. It’s a copycat version of the Game of 72 which circulated in Western Europe several years ago, in which children tried to go missing for up to 72 hours.
Children as young as 14 have been taking part in the so-called 48-hour Challenge where they are encouraged to “disappear” for that amount of time. Young people often do the “challenge” in pairs or groups and, in a sick twist, the missing teenagers get a higher “score” the more they get mentioned on social media.
People on Twitter are having their say:
Bryce Cunning said the game wants to make him ” Blow His Brains Out “
A YouTube star has made a video about it and gives you all the facts: WATCH BELOW!
PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH ALL PARENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE AWARE OF THIS AND TO WARN THEIR CHILDREN NOT TO DO IT