the game of the scarf in question?

A 9-year-old boy was found hanged in his bedroom. While an investigation has been opened, the first elements suggest that it would be a new case of dangerous gambling gone wrong.

A 9-year-old child was found hanged in his room at his family home in La Chapelle-Saint-Luc (Aube), Thursday February 25 in the middle of the afternoon, reports L'Est Eclair. An investigation has been opened to determine the circumstances of the tragedy. According to the first elements, the little boy would have played a dangerous game, the game of the scarf being particularly suspected.

The scarf game consists of blocking your breathing with, as the name suggests, a scarf, or other object that can be wrapped around the throat. The goal is therefore to strangle oneself to the point of fainting in order to experience strong sensations. Except that this dangerous "game" leads to numerous accidents every year. Some are fatal, especially when the scarf does not loosen and continues to suffocate the person when they are unconscious. In this specific case, the little boy would not have been able to free himself from the rope because he had fallen unconscious.

The headscarf game is one of the many dangerous games against which the authorities regularly alert. Formerly widespread mainly in playgrounds, they are increasingly present on social networks. Children are invited to participate in this "challenge", and the consequences are sometimes extremely serious. Last January, in particular, Antonella, a 10-year-old girl living in Sicily, died after participating in the "blackout challenge" on TikTok. The Italian authorities then blocked the social network while waiting for measures to be taken to protect minors and prevent further tragedies.

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