A new social media game is sweeping the nation’s children which will involves them self-harming until they have huge wounds on their arms.

The game is known as the ‘game’, known as the ‘eraser challenge’ started a couple of years ago but it has started doing the rounds again and has seen a much bigger surge than the first time.

Parents warning: Eraser Challenge self harming game sweeping schools 1

What is the eraser challenge?

School children are being encouraged to recite the alphabet while rubbing pencil erasers on their skin until it peels away and bleeds.

the winner is the child who has the deeper wound or burn-like mark wins the game.

Once they’ve taken part in the challenge they are then required to post the photographs on social media with the person with the worst wound hailed the winner.

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