The choking game and YouTube: a dangerous combination.

  title={The choking game and YouTube: a dangerous combination.},
  author={Martha Linkletter and Kevin D. Gordon and Joe Dooley},
  journal={Clinical pediatrics},
  volume={49 3},
PURPOSE To study postings of partial asphyxiation by adolescents on YouTube and to increase awareness of this dangerous activity as well as the value of YouTube as a research tool. METHODS Videos were searched on YouTube using many terms for recreational partial asphyxiation. Data were gathered on the participants and on the occurrence of hypoxic seizure. RESULTS Sixty-five videos of the asphyxiation game were identified. Most (90%) participants were male. A variety of techniques were used… CONTINUE READING