Just in case you did not know, neknomination news is now at a crucial turning point.
So, time to get up to date on the latest neknomination news.
How did it all start?
Some say this stupid craze originated in Australia. But the Scots rugby star, Ross Samson, seemed to have a hand in starting it after he swallowed a beer in one gulp and that video went viral.
Then the whole thing got out of hand with friends nominating a person to take up the challenge. The basic message was: – “Neck your drink. Nominate another. Don’t break the chain. The social drinking game for social media! #neckandnominate”
The hashtag soon became #neknomination. Apparently the work ‘neck’ means a drinking dare or challenge.
Challenges become more deadly and dangerous
As more and more drinkers got into the challenge, they started to indulge in more and more daring types of binge drinking which include:-
- drinking alcohol from the WC
- putting a dead or live mouse in your drink
- deadlier and deadlier mixtures of wine, vodka, liqueurs and beer
- one death was caused by drinking two pints of gin in one go!
- another contestant added two live goldfish to the mix
5 tips for taking action when neknomination news breaks
1. If you are aware that your teen might be involved in a drink challenge, make sure that he or she is aware of the health risks.
This should be repetition on your part because you have already warned them on the dangers of binge drinking and alcoholism. Mention the number of deaths so far.
2.Talk about peer pressure. Ask why they have to say yes to a neknomination when they may risk their lives. Being close rather distant will help them resist the pressure.
3.Mention the fact that the drinking culture is risky socially and for personal relationships because we lose control and unpleasant violent accidents can and do happen once alcohol takes over.
4. But do not forget to take a look at your own drinking habits too. Are you setting a good example?
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5. Discuss how any social media posting (including selfies, sexting and neknomination videos can go viral and may well come back too haunt a teen when he or she is trying to find a job. The key question is: – ‘Would I put this picture on my CV?’
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