October 18, 2017
This is all part of a new 48 hour challenge and it’s leaving many parents extremely worried.
This new Facebook game has led to children as young as 14 being reported missing by their parents – after they have taken part in the Facebook 48 hour challenge.
In a sick twist, the missing children will gain more points and a higher score the more they get mentioned on Facebook in a bid to find them.
This then results in the frantic parents searching for their children, asking Facebook friends to help – adding to the “game”.
This new game which has really taken off in Northern Ireland and is set to hit the rest of the UK is a copycat of the Game of 72 which swept through Western Europe a few years ago.
The craze saw many children dare one another to vanish without a trace for up to three days!
As a result the police are warning parents across the country to keep an eye on what their child is doing while on Facebook.
Publish date: 17/10/2017 09:49 AMEmma Flanagan
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