This deadly “game” involves cutting off the oxygen supply to the brain through strangulation for a brief high. Some teens have done this using their hands or a noose either alone or in groups.
From WebMD, “A recent CDC study analyzed 82 probable Choking Game deaths nationwide over a period of 12 years. The study found that the average age of kids who died was 13, and those who died ranged in age from 6 to 19. Nearly all of them (96%) were playing the game alone when they died, even if they’d first played it with a group of friends. And 87% of those who died were boys. Most of the parents cited by the study (93%) said that they hadn’t heard of the Choking Game until their children died.”