With backing from the French education ministry, health ministry and a health ministry scientific council
APEAS (association of parents of children injured by accidental strangulation) aims to warn young children and teenagers of the dangers of harmful “games” and bullying. It raises awareness among young people through educational activities that develop their sense of responsibility, and informs parents and professionals about high-risk practices and how to detect warning signs. A monitoring system also flags online incitement via social media. An Air France Foundation-funded animated film aimed at primary and high school children, produced in three languages (French, English and German) and distributed worldwide, demonstrates how the respiratory and circulatory systems work. APEAS maintains that the prevention of deaths caused by fainting and choking games should become a public health issue, and recognized by law as separate from suicide and accidents in the home.