Still Loving My Gabriel

May 2006 Updates

Choking Game Info
GASP ORGANIZATION LAUNCHES TO END THE DEADLY CHOKING GAME
J'aimerai toujours et Ó jamais mon fils GABRIEL
Espa˝ol
Schools and Police Who Are Informing
Physicians Perspectives on the Choking Game
U.S.A. and Canada Working to Stop The Choking Game!
GASPinfo.com
Letter Written by Officer Scott Metheny
FRANCE: Association of Parents of Young Victims of Strangulation
Choking Game 'CINE Golden Eagle Award'
Faces of Victims: What if it was your child?
Victim Stats / Children
DoD: Department of Defense 'Safe Schools Handbook'
Homework Hotline : Parents Beware the Choking Game
Dr. Phil Show 'Deadly Teen Trends'
Deadly Game 'Geraldo at Large'
CNN: Mother missed signs of 'The Choking Game'
"Choking Game" Claims Life of One Californian Teenager
My Son
Guest Book For Gabriel Harry Mordecai
Catholic News and Views
The day this game killed my son
SaneMommy.Com TCG
pictures
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June 2006 Updates
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March 2006 Updates
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October Update: OLD GAME
Asphyxiation
How many more kids will die before this becomes a priority concern?
Strangulation in children and preadolescents usually results from unsafe play!
Deadly Game
Links to news articles 'The Choking Game' TCG
Links Page 2
Injury Prevention 'IP' Online: Injuries among children and adolescents are often the result of thril
What Montana Says..
Dangerous Behavior Audio Guests: Elizabeth McCauley, Ph.D, Sue Eastgard,James J. Mazza, Ph.D.
Group E Mail for those of US who have lost a loved one to The Choking Game
Sarah's Notes

May 2006 Updates

May 6, 2006 marked our first year without Gabriel. Since Gabriel's death, nearly 100 more have died as a result of 'The Choking Game'. Please help US to get this deadly, thrill seeking behavior recognized. It is crucial that schools start including this in curriculum. Please contact your school officials, ask them if they are informing parents and students of this 'game'. If they are not, or if they are not planning on educating and warning about this wicked game, ask them WHY? Every parent I have been in contact with who has lost a child as a result of TCG, have said "I wish I would have known about this". You can make a differenc, we all can!







Kidology Network Forum: Self-asphyxiation/"The Choking Game"



Posted: 04 May 2006 at 5:56pm | IP Logged, Quote James Buchanan ... Here's the Wikipedia entry on this subject: Choking Game ...



www.kidology.org/network/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2392 -







The Seattle Times: Local News: Were boys playing choking game when ...



Thursday, May 18, 2006 - Page updated at 12:00 AM



seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003001961_twodead18m.html





Were boys playing choking game when they died? The Seattle Times ^ | Thursday, May 18, 2006 | Jennifer Sullivan. Posted on 05/18/2006 7:27:39 AM PDT by ...



www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1634355/posts







The Choking Game - It Can be Deadly - The Houseparent Network Forum



The Choking game is as deadly as it sounds. There are so many children dying from this horrible ... Lo-Fi Version, Time is now: 19th May 2006 - 01:54 AM ...



www.houseparent.net/Invision/index.php?showtopic







Welcome to The Guidance Channel!



Tuesday May 16,2006 ... The Choking Game, as it has come to be called, is a game children play by compressing a friendÔ€™s chest or squeezing their neck to ...



www.guidancechannel.com/default.aspx?index=1878&cat







WPXI.com - Health - Teens Talk Openly About Choking Game



Teens Talk Openly About Choking Game. Many Local Teens Getting High By Choking Themselves, Friends. POSTED: 5:11 pm EDT May 18, 2006 ...



www.wpxi.com/health/9240787/detail.html







Corpus Christi, TX - KRISTV.COM - Choking game has one school ...



You may not hear your kids calling this the choking game; because there are a few other names this game goes by: Blackout, the fainting game or even space ...



www.kristv.com/Global/story.asp?S=4738079&nav=menu192_2_6_2





wcco.com - Choking Game



Choking Game. May 15, 2006 2:29 pm. WCCO Choking Game. This is a game I knew very little about until I started researching the topic for the story about ...



wcco.com/terriblog/local_blogentry_135153154.html







Pulse24 - Toronto's News



Friday, May 19, 2006 ... The so-called Choking Game involves young people trying to asphyxiate themselves with the apparent goal of achieving a drug-like ...



www.pulse24.com/News/Top_Story/20060206-007/page.asp -





Main Line Life - There's no winning with choking game



Wednesday 17 May, 2006. Home > News > News > Top Stories ... There's no winning with choking game. By: Noelle Via. 05/11/2006 ...



www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=16621137&BRD=1597&PAG=461&dept_id=188818&rfi





New Zealand news on Stuff.co.nz: Dangerous choking game played at ...

Wednesday, 17 May 2006 ... A choking game that has killed children in the United States has found its way to the Eastern Bay of Plenty. ...

www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3498953a11,00.html



Choking Game - Families.com

Thumbs down a game that kills many children....the choking game ... Current Time: 15 May 2006 07:04 PM. 1147745087.9258.



forums.families.com/choking-game,t452



Urban Onramps ╗ 2006 ╗ May

Apparently Mathew Thomson was playing “the choking game” and accidentally hung himself to death ... MAY 17-20: 2006 Urban Youth Workers Institute, Azusa, CA ...

www.urbanonramps.com/archives/date/2006/05/ - 25k - May 19, 2006



[PDF] Principal’s Newsletter April/May 2006

File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML

your information in writing or email before May. 19, 2006. ... The choking game achieves. a brief high or euphoric state by stopping the ...

www.iusd.k12.ca.us/cp/New/newcp/Archives/Principal's%20Newsletter%20April%20May%2005%2006.pdf





WCCO-TV - Minnesota's Breaking News, Video, Weather, Traffic and ...

Wed, 17 May 2006 00:07:32 -0500 5 ... as many as 250 to 1000 young people die in the United States each year playing some variant of the choking game. ...



wcco.com/terriblog/resources_blogrss.xml



BREITBART.COM - W.Va. Student Dies Playing 'Choking Game' - Apr 12



Lofstead said Hansen's death was the first "choking game" death recorded at the university. ... Copyright 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. ...



www.breitbart.com/news/2006/04/01/D8GN0SN80.html - 18k - May 20, 2006



The Colebrook School District Web Site

The Colebrook Elementary Hot Lunch menu for May 25th has changed. Breaded Chicken will be served ... The Choking "Game" - by MrBrooks 09/03/2006 @ 09:55 AM ...

www.colebrook.k12.nh.us



Rye Reflections: Police proactive on internet dangers, choking game

THE CHOKING GAME What is it? The game is played when one child compresses another child’s chest or squeezes their ... Emergencies: 911 or 964-5521 May, 2006 ...

www.ryereflections.org/servlet/pluto?state=3030347061676530303757656250616765303032696430303432303137



komo news | Auburn Student Warns Of 'Choking Game' Dangers

Auburn Student Warns Of 'Choking Game' Dangers May 11, 2006 ... AUBURN - An Auburn student was badly injured playing "the choking game" -- a dangerous game ...

www.komotv.com/st



CBC Nova Scotia - Choking game went too far, mom says

Choking game went too far, mom says. Last updated May 19 2006 05:27 PM ADT CBC News. A woman in Sydney says her 13-year-old son is lucky to be alive after ...



www.cbc.ca/ns/story/ns-chokeout20060519.html - 22k - May 20, 2006



WPXI.com - Family - Teens Talk About Choking Game

Teens Talk About Choking Game. People Get High By Choking Themselves, Friends. UPDATED: 11:43 am EDT May 19, 2006. PITTSBURGH -- Many teens are trying to ...



www.wpxi.com/family/9244454/detail.html - 75k - May 19, 2006



Boise Weekly - Not Your Everyday Newspaper: Rec: Game of the Week ...

The Choking Game (also known as the Pass-Out Game, the Fainting Game, the Tingling Game ... [May 10, 2006]. Candy Cities What kind of candy is your city? ...

www.boiseweekly.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A76827



News & Views - NEWS & VIEWS - MAY 2006

CHOKING GAME DEATHS (April 2, 2006) The Washington Post reported medical ... (This article may not be reproduced without written approval of the publisher. ...



www.strugglingteens.com/artman/publish/article_5305.shtml







High school declines to publish report of choking game victim from ...

I am also the parent of a child who thought playing the choking game was a safe idea. ... Sebelius questions Bush use of Guard troops (Mon., May 15, 2006) ...

www2.ljworld.com/news/2006/mar/21/high_school_declines_publish_report_choking_game_v/





KATU 2 - Portland, Oregon

May 11, 2006. Middle school student warns of 'choking game' dangers ... AUBURN - An Auburn student was badly injured playing "the choking game" - a ...

www.katu.com/news/story.asp?ID=85840 - 34k - May 20, 2006



A dangerous game exposed

Thursday, May 11, 2006 ... Teens are participating in the choking game at many places and in various ways. The game, which was once known only as a group ...

www.observer-reporter.com/main.asp?SectionID=6&subsectionID=15&articleID=16009



Reporter online.com - Out of breath

The choking game‚ pass out‚ space monkey‚ flatliner or American dream. ... Sunday 14 May, 2006. Home > News > News > Top Stories ...

www.thereporteronline.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=15966064&BRD=2275&PAG=461&dept_id=466404&rfi



National PTA Bulletin Boards :: View topic - the choking game

The choking game is something that can be avoided as long as the community is ... Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 7:05 pm GMT Standard Time Post subject: Re: ...

www.pta.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t=216& - 39k - May 20, 2006



May 16, 2006 ... It's known by different names like: the choking game, the pass-out game and suffocation roulette. "It's where kids hold each other or choke ...

www.35wsee.com/news2a.cfm?more=8735&category=1&news=fullstory



The Choking Game Family articles on in-familysite.com

Ocala.com, FL - May 8, 2006 ... the choking game so neither parents nor children remain in the dark, and so that other families will not experience the ...

www.in-familysite.com/article/the-choking-game-76441.html -



'The Choking Game'



Randall Pinkston reports on "The Choking Game." A Stamford, Conn., principal is determined to educate his students about its deadly consequences following several high-profile cases.http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/03/01/earlyshow/living/resources/main1356874.shtml?CMP=ILC-SearchStories





Dangers of the "The Choking Game"

(posted April 6, 2006)

The letter posted below was mailed home to parents of students in grades 4-12 urging them to talk with young people about a risky "choking game" that has potentially deadly consequences.

http://www.northstar.k12.ak.us/index.php?&i_page=1&i_docView=2407&a_action=view&m_module=document





Letter to Parents regarding the dangers of the "choking game".

April 6, 2006





Dear Parents:



We need your help. Please talk to your child about a dangerous game played by young people which has



the potential for dire consequences. The Choking Game, (which is also known as the Fainting Game,



Knockout, Flatliner, Spacemonkey, Pass Out, etc.), is the result of thrill seeking or risk taking that involves



the blocking of oxygen to the brain by various means. We are posting warning signs below, but you are



encouraged to investigate this serious issue with the support of your family physician or health care provider.



More information is available through the following websites:



http://www.dylan-the-boy-blake.com -AND- http://www.deadlygameschildrenplay.com







Parents should be aware of signs that indicate their child may be playing this dangerous game. Note that



with the exception of ligature marks on the neck, each of these signs should be taken in light of other signs



and related behaviors or symptoms. A single factor by itself may not warrant concern but if a combination of



signs is evident, concern is warranted.







Warning signs include but are not limited to:







Unexplained bruises or marks on necks



Any type of rope or chord tied oddly



Bloodshot eyes



Complaints of headaches



Locks on bedroom doors



Frequent, severe headaches



If you suspect your child is involved



in this activity:





Increase supervision, be very aware of



your childs whereabouts and activities



Educate your child about choking, which can



cause brain damage and death



Alert school personnel (principal, nurse,



counselor, teacher) if you have concerns



so they can better monitor your child at school







For more information, contact one of these community resources:



Fairbanks Community Behavioral Mental Health Center – 452-1575



Family Centered Services of Alaska – 474-0890



Fairbanks Counseling and Adoption – 456-4729







We are providing you this notice so that you are informed of issues that may affect your childs health. If you



have any further questions please contact me at 452-2000, ext. 253. Thank you for taking time to talk with



your child.



Sincerely,



Maureen Kauleinamoku, RN, MSN



Nursing Services Coordinator



FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT



520 Fifth Avenue Fairbanks, Alaska 99701-4756 (907) 452-2000



www.northstar.k12.ak.us



























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