(CBN News) – A new social media trend is taken place in the nation, frightening parents and causing unnecessary police efforts. The trend involves teenagers disappearing from their families for up to 48 hours to see how much reaction they will receive on social media. Multiple local news reports indicate the teenagers receive points for every like, share, view, and post about their disappearance. “If you pretend to be

missing and then something actually does happen, then how is anybody going to know about it,” said parent of six Cheroy Murphy in an interview with KY3. “It is a scary thing to know that your kid is missing, and it is harder to know that they could just be joking. And then as a parent when do you decide the line of if they are really joking or really missing is?” Law enforcement officials are worried the new challenge will hinder them from doing their job efficiently. READ MORE

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