Police departments across the country are warning parents of a new challenge for kids that is making the rounds on social media.
It’s called the ’48-hour challenge.’
According to authorities, the challenge encourages teens to go missing for up to 2 days at a time and awards points for every social media mention while they are missing.
Authorities say runaway and missing person reports are very serious matters and to use these attention seeking type challenges pulls law enforcement away from their many other duties. It also causes unnecessary anxiety amongst the families and friends that are involved.
Police encourage parents to talk to their children about social media, what types they are using, what they post, who they are messaging and the dangers.