(KMOV.com) - A warning is being issued to parents about a new challenge for teens that is circulating Facebook, the 48-hour challenge.

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.

Police say it is not only dangerous but could also tie them up while there are real emergencies.

Child psychiatrists say it’s never a good idea to assume your child knows better than to involve themselves in such an internet challenge.

Police say anyone caught participating in the 48-hour challenge could face charges.

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I do not believe there is a law saying people can't participate in these insane challenges. Perhaps the officer should clarify he's not from Iran and that running away is what the children could be charged with when they return.


Are you trying to troll or are you just dumb?

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