(PCM) You have to wonder sometimes where teens even come up with the ideas for some of these crazy and dangerous games that they find appealing for some reason. The newest game that students in a Connecticut middle school are playing is called “Eraser Challenge” and it causing some concern among school administrators and parents.
The game involves teens “erasing” their skin while saying the alphabet and coming up with a word for each letter. Once the letter “Z” is reached they stop the game and compare injuries with their friends. (Yeah, sounds like a fun time to us…..NOT!)
A letter sent home with students at the Connecticut school, urged parents to speak with their children about the dangers of the game and claims that it is not just a few students who are playing, but more like dozens.
One of the main dangers or risks from playing the game is the possible sharing of bodily fluids, which could happen if any of the teens happen to break their skin during the game and the fact that they are sharing erasers with one another. It is most likely peer pressure that is causing the up rise of interest in the game among teens and it was brought to the attention of school officials by students that feared their fellow classmates safety.
It is not only Connecticut that is having a issue with the “Eraser Challenge” game. There are a ton of YouTube videos that feature teens harming themselves with erasers all around the country and it appears the game has been around for quite some time.