6th February 2014: What is Neknomination and why should your pets be afraid?!

FRANK has heard some tall stories in the past but people riding horses into supermarkets and downing shots containing goldfish had us wondering if our ears needed testing. However, these are just some of the crazy things people are getting up to as part of Neknomination.

Neknomination is a recent trend on social media in which users post videos of themselves “necking” alcohol and then carrying out increasingly risky dares. Alcohol can reduce your inhibitions so you feel more confident but sometimes the situation can get out of hand.

But this is just a bit of fun….right?!
Well not for the poor goldfish! Drinking sounds like fun but there is a dark side that we don't often talk about. The problem is that drinking too much alcohol on a single occasion can lead to alcohol poisoning which could put you in a coma or even kill you. Also alcohol can leave you feeling out of control – slurring your words, losing your balance and vomiting. You may also do things which are out of character…such as eating your pets.

What if I’m nominated?
This is a tricky one. On the one hand you don’t want to look stupid in front of your friends but on the other you may carry out a dare that you later regret. And remember what you post online can stay around for a long time and your future boss might not find it particular funny.

FRANK’s got some handy advice about what to do if you’re feeling under pressure or you can get in contact 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

FRANK News Published: 6th February 2014