Shepparton authorities have criticised a drinking game that is spreading quickly through social media sites.ESTELLE GRIEPINK January 14, 2014 4:09am
It is not appropriate for young people to watch or participate in the "Nek Nominate" fad, Shepparton police Senior Constable Dean Lloyd says.
Shepparton police have slammed a new drinking game in which people share videos of themselves ‘‘necking’’ beers online as dangerous and irresponsible.
‘‘Nek Nominate’’ participants film themselves sculling a glass of alcohol and then nominate via Facebook two friends to carry on the trend.
The Melbourne-based game has flooded social media in recent weeks and even gone viral overseas.
A Facebook page compiling some of the most reckless attempts shows a video of a young woman drinking an entire bottle of Jagermeister.
Shepparton police Youth Resource Officer Senior Constable Dean Lloyd said the videos encouraged irresponsible drinking behaviour.
‘‘Where does this stop? Will we see posts of ‘neck as many as you can’?’’ Sen Const Lloyd said.
Sen Const Lloyd said he was particularly worried about adolescents who might be influenced to participate in the game, despite being underage.
‘‘This is certainly not appropriate for younger users of Facebook to watch or even possibly attempt,’’ he said.
‘‘It doesn’t send out a good impression of you when future employers search your name on the web .
Goulburn Valley Health rural withdrawal support services co-ordinator Cameron McGregor said the fad could have serious consequences.
‘‘What we do know is that large quantities of alcohol consumed in short periods of time, especially for inexperienced drinkers, can result in overdose or even death,’’ Mr McGregor said.
‘‘This is probably not the case for this unless you were nominated again and again .
Mr McGregor questioned why young people wanted to participate in a trend that could make them more likely to develop an addiction later in life.
‘‘In terms of nominating, think of the Look After Your Mates message,’’ he said.
‘‘What are you doing to your mates?’’
Sen Const Lloyd and Mr McGregor’s comments came days after a 21-year-old ‘‘Nek Nominator’’ was arrested at Eltham.
On Friday, police received a video link via Crime Stoppers that depicted a man travelling in the boot of a car before getting out to ‘‘neck’’ a full schooner of beer.
The man then got back into the boot before the Nissan sedan drove off.
Highway Patrol are investigating and have spoken to the driver and passenger about the incident.
Goulburn Valley Football League under-18 interleague squad is packed with talent and will give coaching staff headaches when it comes to trimming players.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons scored a 20 point victory over the Myrtleford Saints at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
A WORKING group has been formed to tackle Moama’s housing problems.
ROCHESTER’S mums and bubs fitness class is only in its third week but it has already doubled its enrolment numbers, blowing organisers’ expectations out of the water.
Tongala Football Club lost to Rumbalara in the Murray Netball League on Saturday by 14 points.
Four generations of Comi girls this Mother's Day
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
DESPITE criticism from within the community over a perceived lack of use, the O’Keefe Rail Trail has enjoyed good traffic over the past couple of weeks, with more to come.
Members of a Cobram social group have encouraged women to become a part of community groups, committees and boards.
School fundraises for student with leukaemia.
ix industry and local government representatives, five water services committee members and two community members have been appointed to the new Connections Stakeholder Consultative Committee.
The truck driver disconnected the trailer when it burst into flames, destroying the load of milk and ice cream products.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.