Parents are being warned to keep a watchful eye over their teenagers after stories of a “48-hour challenge” are popping up around the internet.
“It encourages teens to go missing for up to two days at a time and awards points for every social media mention while they’re missing,” local news service KMOV reports.
Police say that in addition to being potentially dangerous for the kids who participate, it could also tie up authorities while there are real emergencies that need to be tended to.
Anyone caught participating in the challenge could face charges, police in the US have warned
Story first appeared in Yahoo