Kids at a middle school in Connecticut have come up with a fun new game that involves using erasers to erase the skin off of their arms. Sounds like a blast! How do I play?
Videos of the so-called game are popping up all over YouTube. It’s a dare where kids take an eraser and begin “erasing” their skin while saying the alphabet and coming up with a word for each letter.
Once they get to the letter Z, they stop and compare their eraser burns with their friends. The challenge can cause pain, severe irritation, bleeding, scarring and even possible infection.
Oh, on second thought, that doesn’t sound like fun at all. That actually kind of sounds like the worst thing ever and WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT.
Some worried Bethel Middle School students spoke up about the challenge. “A couple of my girls had come to me because kids were ending up with pretty severe wounds on their arms,” 8th grade teacher Doris Murphy said.
Muharem says it’s dangerous and unsanitary. “Kids are using the same eraser, going from one arm to the other passing it off.”
So it sounds like the Bethel Middle School basically has a heroin epidemic without the actual heroin. It starts out as a game and next thing you know, kids are selling their moms jewelry to buy erasers. I never thought I’d say this, but maybe kids actually just, you know, “doing drugs” doesn’t sound that bad now.