Friday, April 24, 2009

Uriah Martin's story covered in a 2 part Series

A heartbreaking 2 part story as Toni tells the story of her sweet son Uriah and the devastation the Choking Game has left.
Part I
Part II

FAQs brought about by the TODAY show interview with The Tork family

There has been a great response to The Tork family's interview on this mornings Today Show (NBC). We have received many question through the Blog and will try to answer some of them here. Questions directly relating to Ken and his family will be directed to them so keep on the look out for their response.

Do you have a Facebook page? Yes we do! Become a FAN by clicking here or join the Choking Game Awareness Group

Is The Choking Game a new trend? No. It has been around for generations and generations.

Is YouTube the issue?
No, not entirely. The enormity of this issue lies with a lack of education, for parents and children alike. Having said that, without children being educated, repeatedly as you would with any risky behavior, they are then being exposed to YouTube (and other internet sites) videos of the Choking Game being played as a 'game'. In many of these videos the participants are giggling and unless a child is aware of the danger in participating themsemves, they are at risk. The bottom line - talk to your children about the grave danger in taking part in this high risk activity and have it be an on going conversation.

How do I set parental controls on my computer? Here are very easy step-by-step instructions to set parental controls.

I think my child died from The Choking Game, what do I do now? We strongly urge you to contact The DB Foundation and we can help you through the process of discovery and grief support

Do you have a family member who was injured or killed from playing the Choking Game?

The Database of Accidental Asphyxia Victims is compiled with data acquired from immediate family members, media and other reliable sources. We consider a victim to be someone who has participated and has after-effects (i.e. headaches, memory loss, vision impairment, brain damage, death) directly due to their participation in the Choking Game.

To add your loved one to the database, with complete information, partial information or a confidential entry - Click here for the Registration Form. If you feel there is a correction or omission to the database, please contact us.

Also please consider completing either the Injury Survey or the Fatality Survey

Thank you!