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[thejournal.ie] Young people warned away from ‘very dangerous’ Neknominations. (02 Feb 2014)

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Young people have been warned about the dangers of neknominations, a viral drinking game involving social media.
A group which campaigns for responsible drinking said that people were drinking large quantities of alcohol just to increase their “social media kudos”.
The popular game, which began to take off in Ireland in the past three weeks, involves one person posting a video of themselves downing a pint of alcohol. The person then nominates between one and three friends to follow suit.
The friends then have 24 hours to upload a video to Facebook and nominate their own friends to carry on the trend. As the videos have spread, so-called nominators have begun doing more and more outlandish things in their videos as they drink the pint.
MEAS today described neknominations as “a very dangerous drinking game”.


Item Type:News
Date:2 February 2014
Subjects:L Social psychology and related concepts > Interpersonal interaction and group dynamics > Peer relations > Level of drugs and alcohol use among peers
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > risk-taking behaviour

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