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chocoluvva Sun 09-Feb-14 19:05:44

DD and friends are doing a version of this. DH told me about the boy who tragically died when he jumped into the sea after drinking a pint of alcohol. They know about this sad disaster.

The 'game' continues. No location or amount of alcohol is stipulated now according to DD last night.

She has just posted a video on FB of her and a friend downing a pint of milk, cider, ketchup etc . (watched by the mother of the party girl hmm )

And these are normally sensible kids.

Meh, I'm getting greyer and more irritated by the minute.

Rant over.

ThursdayLast Sun 09-Feb-14 19:07:08

It really is a hideous trend isn't it?
My fb has people MY AGE (30s) doing it. twats.
I'm sure it'll blow over soon <crosses fingers>

chocoluvva Sun 09-Feb-14 19:16:11

Thirty-somethings doing it shock

chocoluvva Sun 09-Feb-14 19:19:12

Posted too soon. The videos are all pretty much the same too. Sorry DD and mates - you're booooooring!

Her FB post included the post "apologies Grandma and Mum". Her gran will be extremely unimpressed to put it mildly.

Abbierhodes Sun 09-Feb-14 19:24:40

It is a silly trend, but like many others, it's only a few that take it too far.
It is really tragic about the young man who died- I think it was in a river- but I don't think you can compare a few teenagers doing a daft prank in the safety of their own houses with someone who was daft enough to put themselves in danger.
Drinking games have been around forever- this is just a new one, that's all. I wouldn't be too hard on your DD (assuming she's old enough to drink!) I don't actually think she's done anything wrong.

chocoluvva Sun 09-Feb-14 19:33:17

She's 17 and pretty sensible on the whole.

I just don't like seeing her having too much fun being excessive. I might have to unfriend her grin

The mum 'involved' frequently likes and comments on DD and friends' posts. I can't decide whether she's keeping an eye on things or just 'down with the kids'. I don't think I'd want to watch someone else's teenager doing this in my home though.

chocoluvva Sun 09-Feb-14 23:27:54

DD is home again apparently none the worse for wear and full of the joys.

The other mum liked the neck nomination FB video they made at her house shock

I am feeling very middle-aged and grumpy tonight.

Startliteangel Mon 10-Feb-14 02:46:55

Teenage friend of the family decided to do a naked nek nomination in the city centre ...he's at uni training to become a teacher ...he's lucky the police where not passing or his teaching career would have been over before it started ...all his friends thought it hilarious ...within five minutes of the clip being in Facebook his dad was on the phone giving him hell

DoctorDonnaNoble Mon 10-Feb-14 06:26:04

Someone has just died solely from doing this. In an attempt to outdo each other people are drinking dangerous things.
I hate it.

chocoluvva Mon 10-Feb-14 13:50:55

That's awful. What a waste of a life.

I don't understand how anyone can encourage their friends to do things likely to be harmful. What sort of a friend is that?

My DD nominated a friend and her boyfriend. I think it's about being part of a group in their/most cases.

I feel quite cross with the mum of the party-giver for liking DD's video. She's effectively encouraging it IMO. I'm sure she'd argue that the kids at the party were all fine but it wasn't her DD drinking alcohol + milk+ coffee + ketchup etc. angry

sandraaet Mon 10-Feb-14 14:16:53

I really hope the sensible media coverage of "change the rules" and nominate someone to do something positive instead takes off. Most teenagers/young people are sensible and responsible (most of the time)

yourlittlesecret Mon 10-Feb-14 17:29:11

I only heard of this last week via MN. I don't do facebook.
My very sensible DS1 (18) was going to a party and I gave the usual speech and mentioned not drinking anything silly. DS1and DS2 both said "oh you mean neknominations", clearly they knew all about it.
Actually they were amazed I had heard of it.

WhenWeMet Fri 14-Feb-14 11:27:37

Lmao, they're kids having fun. It doesn't have to contain alcohol and you don't get slated for not being too adventurous, just nek and nominate.
My dd's head teacher sent out an email about this with warnings! What a waste of time. I think she was trying to show that she's "down with the kids" lol. Lot's of things they could be getting up to that is a whole lot more dangerous.

TitsalinaBumSquash Fri 14-Feb-14 11:37:03

I'm sick of these p, I unfriended a few people over the past few weeks for doing it, one is a lady in her 20's who did it with vodka with her 3 kids in the room shockangry then when she got people questioning her sensibility she went in a rant to tell people they were sick for thinking that mums can't have fun, app entry she was sensible and safe while doing it and didn't even get tipsy... hmm

I'm amazed by the number of adults joining in, people need to grow up!

chocoluvva Fri 14-Feb-14 12:09:32

It's a bit like a chain letter I suppose. If you like feeling part of things by being included it's no doubt fun, but there must be plenty of kids who privately don't want to be nominated and feel under pressure to take part despite their apprehension.

I quite agree that HT's advising pupils not to perpetuate this craze by participating probably are wasting their breath. I made the mistake of advising my DD that participating is not a responsible thing to do and that her gran would probably be appalled at seeing her video on her FB feed. The consequence was that DD unfriended me but not her granny!

I think this will be a short-lived craze though. Seen one video seen them all.

Travelledtheworld Fri 14-Feb-14 13:23:12

*chocco *perhaps you should encourage your daughter to go back to her friends house and throw up on the carpet. See if the other Mum thinks THAT is fun.

amumthatcares Fri 14-Feb-14 20:50:46

I'd heard the horror stories of this latest trend too and was pretty nervous to see on my DD's FB that she had been nominated. She did do it, in her own home, and I was 'relieved' to see that her pint consisted of a raw egg, cold baked beans, about a third cranberry juice, a small glass of wine, paprika, and cider, oh and a little cigarette ash just to take away the bad taste out of the rest of it wink

I consider that to have been done as a bit of fun and in moderation (which is probably what it was intended to be at the start) but unfortunately, as with most things, some people just have to go that one step further and take it too far sad

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