Viral kids' game resulting in suicides among young Kentucky teens

Viral kids' game resulting in suicides and suicide attempts among young Kentucky teens
Parents, please see the WKYT story below about a dangerous new app that encourages risky behaviors in children.  Mercer County Schools counseling staff encourages parents to closely monitor their children's social media and video game usage.  We have seen an increase in both mental and behavioral health issues arise because of online bullying, threats, and other negative online interactions.  If your child exhibits signs of withdrawal, rage, or you notice changes in personality, please reach out the school counselor in their building or one of the local mental health providers listed below.  Also, see the attached PowerPoint presentation which highlights some of the dangers of popular apps available and ways parents can intervene.  
 
 
Additional Resources
Bluegrass.org:  https://bluegrass.org/  
Central Kentucky Counseling Association:  http://www.kycounselingassociates.com/
Children and Family Counseling Associates:  https://www.cafcainc.com/Sunrise:  https://www.sunrise.org/
Guiding Grace:  www.guiding-grace.org
Sunrise Children's Services:  https://www.sunrise.org/
 
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