SPANISH police are warning parents to watch out for a potentially lethal “game of death” spotted in schools.
Youngsters are taping scenes where one child is pounced on from behind and strangled until they apparently lose consciousness and fall to the floor. The video is then posted and shared on social media.
Now Granada Local Police have sent one offending video to the Public Prosecutor’s Office for Minors. In it a group of children from a school in the Andalucian city practices the game. Police sources say they are investigating to identify and take statements from the children involved with the aim of making sure they took part in the game voluntarily.
Sources from the National Police say this game involves a high level of risk and want to raise awareness of the “serious consequences” it can cause, including death.
To warn of the risks of this game, Granada Local Police on Tuesday posted on its Twitter account a video of two young people playing the game and asked parents to check their children’s mobile phones and warn them of the danger.
Esta mañana hemos estado en un IES de #Granada porque hemos detectado a menores de ESO grabándose con el móvil y subiendo a #RRSS el reto #JuegoDeLaMuerte (ahorcar a alguien hasta la inconsciencia). Padres y madres, revisad sus móviles y advertidles del peligro. pic.twitter.com/KqHNWyFLHE
— Policía Local de Granada (@Policia_Granada) May 28, 2019