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Sick ’48-Hour Challenge’ Facebook game is encouraging kids to go missing

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posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 12:11 PM
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a reply to: Shadys321

I agree wholeheartedly..first gut (emotional)reaction was like other..'stop this..fb should do something..blahaahahah) Seriously, we have become a society that tries to stop so many dumb things..I say stop the stopping..let the dumb ones go. I mean have you seen some of the warning labels on things? WHY..WHY stop people..? Let it go all wild west..it will sort itself out in the end.




posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 12:17 PM
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I don't think I believe this. Especially when it's from The Sun.



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 12:20 PM
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My beef is not that kids are staying out for long periods, as a kid (back in the stone age I know) I would stay out almost all weekend on a regular basis.

Its the advertisement, a predator with some skills would be able to narrow down locations that kids are participating in putting them at risk.



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 12:23 PM
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originally posted by: Deaf Alien
I don't think I believe this. Especially when it's from The Sun.



nypost.com...



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 12:23 PM
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When I was a kid we "played" with Hockey cards, Baseball cards, kids now a days watch porn, do drugs, and "hide" from their parents



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 12:48 PM
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There's a really simple solution to this kind of sh**. Wtf are kids that young doing with smart phones and Facebook to begin with? Hello parents where are you monitoring these kids phones, Facebook accounts and activities if you're stupid enough to put a phone in a child's hands? They have parental controls on phones now dontchaknow?

Out of 8 children in our combined (My sister's family, my mom and I) household, we don't allow Facebook till they were 18+ and moved out. The 3 adults so far were 14-16 before they got a "real" cell phone. My daughter got a cheap flip phone at 14, and only because she got a job and needed a way to contact us after work and she paid for part of it. Also for emergencies. Not that they really had smart phones back then. The "best" phone was a Razr lol.

But the same rule applies now with the 3 we have at home who are under 14. Our 16 year old has a phone, but he pays for it by working with his stepdad and a neighbor. And he needs it because he plays football and has after school stuff he does. These phones are also on our accounts and checked/monitored if needed. But our kids also know if you do X...Y will happen and they like their freedom and perks for following a few simple rules that may seem harsh to absentee or pis* poor parents and their kids.

We have very few hard line rules, but this phone/Facebook thing is one of them. Another one is "If you get arrested for doing something stupid like drugs, vandalism, stealing etc, because you decided to sneak around with "bad kids" save your one call for someone that might come get you out, because it won't be us."

These kids participating in this challenge are the same little pukes who are going to "play" the knockout game when they get older because "it's fun and shi*". Kids today do not learn all actions have consequences, if more parents taught that we'd all be better off.

This is a parental problem as much as a stupid kids being stupid kids or predatory problem.



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 01:09 PM
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originally posted by: Black_Fox

originally posted by: Deaf Alien
I don't think I believe this. Especially when it's from The Sun.



nypost.com...

"Originally published by The Sun"



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 01:20 PM
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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: Black_Fox

Have you heard of the wale game?
Blue Whale Challenge even crazier.
The important question is what makes them do that? This is more than boredom.


It's 1) attention seeking from one's perceived peer group, 2) participating in a "dare" and being naive enough to think they are invincible and couldn't possibly be hurt or have a problem due to this "game," 3) making "a social media name" for oneself, which equals fame and fortune (or so it is said).

My opinion. It is a phase, I hope. I also hope no one gets hurt.

As a parent, I would probably have a heart attack and then my kid would have to live with the outcome...




posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 01:42 PM
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I almost have no words I just want to ask why? Did your parents not stress safety and danger enough to you? Did you just not listen? Do you just not care? I have so many problems I'd probably stroke out if my son did this to me.

Thank god hes 2.

-Alee



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 02:48 PM
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I wonder if this is why I've been getting so many code red alert calls about runaway and missing teens lately.



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 02:48 PM
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Snopes says is false

www.snopes.com...


Most articles referenced an individual parent (not police) claiming teenagers were daring one another to “go missing for 48 hours.” References to the challenge were made primarily by social media users and news sites, and we were again unable to find any examples of teen participation on the platforms via which they purportedly “dared” each other to disappear. Most October 2017 articles about the “game” linked back to the poorly supported BelfastLive item, and once again “warnings” were disseminated by parents and tabloids — not police.


hopefully Snopes is right



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 03:09 PM
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a reply to: ElGoobero

Of course it's fake. If not we would be seeing a lot of outraged parents all over Facebook linking to the alleged game.



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 03:51 PM
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I'm not so sure a kid could survive without the comforts of home. 48 hours would be unbearable without TV, a computer, clean clothes, hot meals and a cozy bed to sleep in. Must be fake.



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 06:29 PM
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There's nothing sick about this. I strongly support Darwinism. Anyone dumb enough to fall for or do these things or even perpetrate them on a public forum deserves everything that they get. And at the end of the day, we will all be the better for it because Darwinism will have done what it is supposed to do.

Protecting stupid people from themselves, it's the real problem. We need to stop doing that immediately. Let Darwinism work!



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 02:24 AM
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When I was a teenager this was called running away.

I never got far though. I'd also get cold and hungry.

One time I only got to the shed at the end of the garden.

Seems pretty foolish at any rate.
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posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 02:36 AM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
Overblown click bait.

OMG! Did you hear what the kids are doing now!?


Pretty much. Old people love freaking out and bitching about younger people.

For some reason they forget their parents did the same to them, and their grandparents did it to their parents as well.



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 03:05 AM
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reply to: Kettu

A great many of us "old people" created this technology, and many are overwhelmed at the many ways that people have found to absolutely abuse it. Sadly, many kids with stupid parents, are challenged in the same way. It goes top to bottom.

Social media - Responsibility of content.
Parents - Role models, Responsibility and discipline
Kids - Like always, they play with the toys their parents give them.
edit on 21-10-2017 by charlyv because: spelling , where caught



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 03:08 AM
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a reply to: Black_Fox

Sorry, I missed the prior post. See Snopes.
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