The reason that dangerous online challenges like the 'choking game' claim so many victims - like 16-year-old Tim Reynders who died in Arkel last month - is because teenagers do not think about the consequences before attempting them, according to experts on teenagers, their brains and behaviors. Where an adult will immediately see the dangers, the thought would not even cross a teenager's mind, they said to AD.
Jun 15 '17 09:07
A 16-year-old boy from Arkel was killed in the May vacation while doing the "choking game" - an online challenge in which you choke yourself. As far as is known, he is the first Dutch fatality in this challenge, the Volkskrant reports.