Planking is more than an exercise, purple drank is not just a sugary liquid, and i-dosing is not a new app from the Apple store. These are three dangerous teenage trends that most parents have never heard of in its teenage context. According to a report by GreatSchools.org, “High school alcohol and drug use is on the decline, but older kids are finding dangerous ways to push boundaries.” As long as there are parents and children, there will be secrets that kids keep from their grown-up guardians, and some extremely life-threatening.
Planking: the activity consists of lying face down — like a board — on any and every surface. Participants snap a photo and upload it to the internet, where planking groups have proliferated to immortalize the most daring or silly pictures. It has caused numerous injuries and at least one death when a young man tried to plank on a balcony and plummeted seven stories.
Purple drank: By adding cough syrup with codeine to a soft drink and candy (usually Sprite and Jolly Ranchers), tweens and teens create what they consider a quick remedy for tension, anxiety, and aggression.
i-dosing: The Internet craze has teens plugging in their headphones to listen to downloadable MP3s that are said to have effects akin to getting high on actual drugs.
Vodka eyeballing: Afraid to be caught with the smell of alcohol on their breath, many kids have taken up the vodka eyeballing trend. Instead of throwing back a shot, teens hold the bottle to their eye and pour the liquid directly into the eye, which is laden with blood vessels. Here, the alcohol is quickly absorbed through the mucous membrane and enters the bloodstream immediately through the veins at the back of the eye.
With these trends and dozens more created every day, a parent might not discover dangerous teenage activity until it’s too late. A cell phone spy software like HighsterMobile can help a parent monitor their teenager’s mobile device. Once installed and downloaded, this powerful app gives any parent the peace of mind they need by allowing the parent to view potentially illegal (but definitely unsafe) conduct. And in this day and age of oversharing, teenagers are most likely to brag about the things they’re doing to the world. Text messages about vodka eyeballing? You’ll see them, even the ones your teen tried to delete. Videos about planking? You’ll see those amateur films that a teenager can’t help but share with the world.
Highster Mobile allows you to spy on a cell phone, and you only need access to the target phone for 2 to 5 minutes. Then you can stop any destructive behavior before it gets out of control and causes irreparable damage.