Police warn of '48-hour-challenge' that encourages teens to go missing

Law enforcement across the country are warning of a social media challenge that is circulating again among teenagers. It's called the 48-hour challenge.

Teens are encouraged to go missing for 48 hours and it awards points for every social media mention while they are missing.

The challenge is not new, but pops up every once in a while.

Police said not only is it dangerous for the person that pretends to go missing, but it ties up first responders while there are real emergencies.

They ask parents to speak with their children about not participating in challenges like this.

"This is not something to joke about, ever," police said.

Authorities have even said that if kids are caught doing the challenge, they could face charges.

Source: ABC-13 WSET

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