SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — First there was the Tide Pod Challenge, then the Bird Box Challenge, now the newest viral challenge has law enforcement and parents extremely concerned.

The 48-hours Missing Challenge is exactly what it sounds like. Teens apparently dare each other to disappear for two days in hopes their picture will show up on social media.

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“This could be the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard of,” said Officer Simon Drobik, Albuquerque Police Department spokesman.

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The APD says not only is this challenge dangerous, but it could also tie them up while there are real emergencies.

“Whether it’s a prank or not, we are going to use the same amount of resources,” said Officer Drobik.

Child psychologists say it’s a good idea to talk to your teens and not assume they know not to participate in social media challenges. At least one police department has said that if a kid is caught participating in the challenge, they could potentially be charged.

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