"Hide and seek for 24 hours": a new dangerous game is gaining momentum in RussiaBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/hide-and-seek-for-24-hours-a-new-dangerous-game-is-gaining-momentum-in-russia
A new dangerous offline game is gaining popularity in the Russian Internet space. Children and teenagers are offered to leave home for 24 hours, hide from all friends and acquaintances, and under no circumstances give away their location.
The game was called "Hide-and-seek for 24 hours" and dozens of underage Russians have already become its participants. You can read more about this dangerous undertaking, as well as about who is its initiator, below.
It is not for nothing that psychologists call adolescence "the most dangerous", because it is during this period that children tend to commit rash acts and take unjustified risks for the sake of getting new impressions. So the participants of the game called "Hide-and-seek for 24 hours" hide from all their loved ones and relatives throughout the day to ... just have fun.
At the same time, they do not warn anyone about their sudden disappearance, do not contact their parents and ignore their friends. Such are the conditions of the game.
Who puts them, it is not known for certain. For the first time, popular YouTubers started talking about this game a few years ago. In order to get likes and attract subscribers to their channels, they themselves participated in such games, for example, hiding in supermarkets and shops so that no one would see them.
But recently, the game "Hide and Seek for a day" has gained new momentum. Children began to disappear in various Russian regions. Fortunately, most of them were already there the next day, but emergency workers, police officers and volunteers always threw enormous forces in their search, which they could spend on really important things.
And not so long ago, the news about the disappearance of a 13-year-old schoolgirl from Moscow thundered on the web. A girl named Angelica was supposed to go to a tutor after school, but instead she disappeared and stopped contacting her parents.
Soon the search for the girl began in Moscow and the region. Lisa Alert volunteers, friends and classmates of the schoolgirl joined the search operation. The next day, the missing Angelica was found 25 km from the house, unharmed.
The girl said that she was advised to leave the house by "someone on the Internet". The investigators are now engaged in clarifying all the details of this incident.
While it has not yet been possible to stop the popularization of the ill-fated game, the Ministry of Internal Affairs asks all parents to closely monitor their children and, if possible, prevent them from visiting suspicious pages on the Internet. Psychologists add that this entertainment is especially dangerous for teenagers, because they, like no one else, want new sensations and adrenaline, and the opportunity to "annoy mom and dad" comes as a bonus.