81st Annual Meeting: June 21-24, 2013 in Las Vegas

IN SUPPORT OF RAISING AWARENESS OF THE DANGERS OF “THE CHOKING GAME”

WHEREAS, the “Choking Game” is played by our teenagers with deadly results killing over 800 children in the last couple of years; and

WHEREAS, it’s been reported that over 75% of our children know about the game and 40% of them think it is safe to play; and

WHEREAS, a recent study in Oregon had 20% reporting that they are playing this deadly game currently; and

WHEREAS, it’s been reported that 90% of the children have learned about this game from YouTube of their peers; and

WHEREAS, it’s been reported that 93% of parents are unaware of the activity until they have lost a child,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The United States Conference of Mayors encourages all Mayors to familiarize themselves with the dangers of the “Choking Game” and educate their residents on the signs and statistics affecting our children.


RESOLUTION ADOPTED JUNE 2013