Blue Whale Game : All you need to know
This could be one of the weirdest things trending across the Internet these days. Moreover it’s popularity is growing day by day, that encourages the participants of the Blue Whale Challenge to inflict pain or hurt themselves in real life.
What is the “Blue Whale Game” ?
- The Blue Whale challenge is basically a set of instructions from an anonymous administrator going viral through Facebook and other social media platforms, like a chain letter.
- The name comes from beached whales that die after getting strangled.
- It’s not a video game. Various hashtags on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Tumblr has helped Social media savvy teens to discover this challenge.
- A student of Class 9 residing in Andheri, Mumbai has jumped to death last month due to the Blue Whale challenge.
- A student of Class 7 in Madhya Pradesh jumped off from the third floor this week attempting to complete the final task of the Blue Whale game.
- Networks like YouTube and Tumblr have been trying to help by showing the contact details of suicide prevention groups on typing Blue Whale related keywords.
- A 22-year-old Russian, Philipp Budeikin, created the Blue Whale challenge who used to hand out instructions directly to some children. Being questioned, he said in an interview that he made the game in an attempt to “clean society”, and the people who received the instructions and participated in the challenge were “biological waste”. He has been imprisoned for three years. But it’s still not clear who the current administrator is.
Final Task : Commit Suicide
Also known as the Blue Whale challenge, this is a fifty day challenge in which an anonymous administrator sends instructions to the participants which includes committing suicide as their final task. This mysterious game came to existence almost four years ago from now.
Caused over 100 deaths already
As horrible as it may sound, this challenge has caused over 100 deaths in United States, China and other countries over the years. Recently two deaths in India have also been reported apparently because of this sick challenge.
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