East Lancashire children urged to stay clear of 'NekNominate' craze

East Lancashire children urged to stay clear of 'NekNominate' craze

East Lancashire children urged to stay clear of 'NekNominate' craze

Coun Ali with Park High staff and students

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LANCASHIRE County Council's health chief, Azhar Ali, launched a campaign to tackle dangerous internet craze Neknominate at Colne Park high school.

The cabinet member for health and wellbeing warned the students, parents and teachers about Neknominate and similar games on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.

The social media drinking craze has already been linked to the deaths of four people across the UK in recent weeks.

Coun Ali said: “The problem with these drinking games such as Neknominate is that people think they're harmless fun.

“However, as we've seen, things can quickly get out of hand.

“People may feel peer pressure, so we're encouraging them not to take part in something that can lead to such tragic consequences.”

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9:09pm Thu 27 Feb 14

happycyclist says...

Ignore the LCC health fascist, kids, and go for it. The gene pool doesn't need you.
Ignore the LCC health fascist, kids, and go for it. The gene pool doesn't need you. happycyclist
  • Score: 2

12:15am Fri 28 Feb 14

Kiwihead says...

Precisely Happy Cyclist. This is just Darwinism at its finest. Why interfere?
Precisely Happy Cyclist. This is just Darwinism at its finest. Why interfere? Kiwihead
  • Score: 3

12:20am Fri 28 Feb 14

Darren1951 says...

It's a pity that a few (or even a lot) more MPs don't try it. On reflection though, perhaps they do!
It's a pity that a few (or even a lot) more MPs don't try it. On reflection though, perhaps they do! Darren1951
  • Score: 2

7:36am Fri 28 Feb 14

BuckoTheMoose says...

Fully agree with the comments above, yet have to wonder why this is so popular (if it really is).

It it because it has gone viral on Facebook or is it because the media have picked up on something insignificant and blown it out of all proportion?

Stories about this rubbish are in local and national press on a daily basis now. I'm beginning to thing it's the medias scaremongering that is making this 'craze' so popular. And muppet health chiefs who advertise the game around schools.
Fully agree with the comments above, yet have to wonder why this is so popular (if it really is). It it because it has gone viral on Facebook or is it because the media have picked up on something insignificant and blown it out of all proportion? Stories about this rubbish are in local and national press on a daily basis now. I'm beginning to thing it's the medias scaremongering that is making this 'craze' so popular. And muppet health chiefs who advertise the game around schools. BuckoTheMoose
  • Score: 5

8:44am Fri 28 Feb 14

burner says...

Look, kids, irresponsible drinking is just wrong. We don't want you to take part in Neknominate . . . . now a Beer Festival, to make US some money, is entirely another matter !
Look, kids, irresponsible drinking is just wrong. We don't want you to take part in Neknominate . . . . now a Beer Festival, to make US some money, is entirely another matter ! burner
  • Score: 4

8:46pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Lord_Lucan says...

This stinks of petty party politics. The only reason that Azhar Ali did this at Park High School is because Cllr Paul White us a governor there. Keep local politics out of schools. Shame on you Cllr Ali and I am a diehard Labour supporter but you wouldn't get my support.
This stinks of petty party politics. The only reason that Azhar Ali did this at Park High School is because Cllr Paul White us a governor there. Keep local politics out of schools. Shame on you Cllr Ali and I am a diehard Labour supporter but you wouldn't get my support. Lord_Lucan
  • Score: 1

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