Police warn parents of ’48-hour challenge’ which encourages kids to go missing

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(FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — Police are warning parents about a new challenge for teens that is circulating Facebook

The “48-hour challenge” encourages teens to go missing for up to two days at a time and awards points for every like, share and social media mention while they’re missing.

Police say it is not only dangerous, but could also tie them up while there are real emergencies.

Child psychiatrists say it’s never a good idea to assume your child knows better than to involve themselves in such an internet challenge.

Authorities say anyone caught participating in the “48-hour challenge” could face charges.

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