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What is “The one who falls asleep last wins”, the viral challenge for which the Cyber ​​​​Police alerted

Cyber ​​Police in Mexico maintains patrols on social networks to detect dangerous challenges (SSC CDMX)
Cyber ​​Police in Mexico maintains patrols on social networks to detect dangerous challenges (SSC CDMX)

In social networks, from time to time, various challenges that are replicated by young people on digital platforms become a trend; however, some of them can be dangerous for those who put them into practice.

Therefore, the Cyber ​​Police of the Secretary of Citizen Security (SSC) of Mexico City identified the risk in the face of a challenge named “Whoever falls asleep last wins” which can have negative consequences.

The Cybernetic Police Unit explained that in recent months recorded videos have circulated inside educational institutions where young people consume certain controlled medications with anxiolytic properties and that induce sleep.

The various entities of Mexico were alerted by the dangerousness of the challenge (Reuters / Special)
The various entities of Mexico were alerted by the dangerousness of the challenge (Reuters / Special)

As the name of the presumed game indicates, it is a competition in which the winner will be the one who falls asleep last after ingesting said medications, which can only be obtained with a medical prescription, for which reason the authorities infer that the acquisition of they are given illegally.

It was after the permanent monitoring that the Cybernetic Police carries out throughout the Internet that they could be detected near 500 incidents occurred in Mexico, where minors were related, only in 2022.

However, this is not the only challenge that involves violence or some risk, since another one has been found that can encourage young people and infants to inflict certain types of damage on themselves. Some of the challenges range from doing trendy dances, to extreme diets, causing falls to third parties, getting out of moving cars and, the aforementioned, ingesting toxic substances or medicines.

Through their social networks, the Cybernetic Police reported a particular case in which seven students were intoxicated after ingesting a quantity of clonazepamwhich is a medicine whose sale is controlled.

The Cyber ​​Police issued various recommendations (SSC_CDMX)
The Cyber ​​Police issued various recommendations (SSC_CDMX)

“As we well know, TikTok has come up with a variety of challenges, one of them is ‘the one who falls asleep last wins’, because of this challenge seven students were intoxicated by ingesting clonazepam (…) Avoid falling for these challenges , your health comes first”, communicated the Coordination of Integrated Services for Well-being (COSIB) of the UAM.

Faced with these cases, the commitment to supervise the network was endorsed and a series of recommendations in order to protect minors who make daily use of the Internet.

Within the suggestions, it was invited to configure the devices under the Parental control, to prevent the consumption of unauthorized content; the population was urged to download and update the anti virus in all the equipment used, while it was recommended to use strong passwords that are different in all the accounts or applications that are used on the web.

Also, they were invited to establish rules about the time that children can use electronic devices, as well as ask them to behave respectfully in their digital interactions and outside of cyberspace.

Various challenges in TikTok have worried the authorities (Reuters)
Various challenges in TikTok have worried the authorities (Reuters)

On the other hand, you should talk to minors about the risks that browsing the internet can have and explain to them the impact and importance that each publication, comment and content shared online can have. Likewise, it is advisable to emphasize that everything that is shared on the internet will stay there forever.

If guidance is required or to report unusual events in cyberspace, the Cyber ​​Police enabled the telephone number 55 5242 5100 ext. 5086, as well as the email [email protected]

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