Have you been noticing that there seems to be more and more people reported to be missing on social media lately? There may be a reason for that.

Police are telling parents to keep a watchful eye over their teens after stories of a      “48-hour challenge” are popping up around the internet. According to St. Louis’ KMOV-TV, “It encourages teens to go missing for up to two days at a time and awards points for every social media mention they get while they’re missing.”

Police say that in addition to being potentially dangerous for kids to participate in the "48-hour challenge", it could also tie up authorities while there are real emergencies that need to be tended to. According to KMOV's story, police are warning that anyone caught participating in the challenge could face charges.

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