The death of a child is something no parent can bear. Parents, heed this warning, make sure you are on top of what your kids are doing online!
Eleven-year-old Davorius “Chi-Chi” Gray was found dead after he took on a popular internet ‘challenge of hangman’.
The Fox Carolina reports:
“[He] had been playing games called ‘hangman’ and pass-out challenge where kids choke themselves to the point of passing out,” Chi-Chi’s pastor says.
Nicole disappeared from her home in Blacksburg, Virginia on January 27, 2016. Her body was found 3 days later. Virginia Tech students, David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers, were charged in connection with her death.
The families of Sydney Sellers are grieving over their loss. On December 7, 2014, she was found dead hanging in her room by a belt.
All 3 children share one grim connection. Investigations lead up to one application that they all downloaded called ‘KiK’. Kik allows you to instant message someone if and only you have their codename. Its like any other social media outlet, but it caters specifically to instant messaging and sending pictures and videos.
Using Kik, Chi-Chi learned about the online hangman challenge and was coerced into taking it on, which costed him his life.
Authorities say that Kik was the outlet that Nicole had used to communicate with her abducter. Sydney’s parents learned that she had been messaging a stranger through Kik, the subject of the conversation being erotic asphyxiation.
This is what the app’s icon looks like:
Kik has become the latest thing in messaging because of it’s anonymous nature. This of course, attracts predators of the worst kind.
Check your child’s phone for any sort of ‘Kik’ app!
Article: IJ Review