Something horrible has been going viral on the internet these days. Yes, we are talking about a game (or a challenge) which when you play might end up giving your life. Sounds scary, isn’t it?
Blue Whale suicide challenge is a game that turns suicide into a thrilling game. It is believed to be originated in Russia which targets the people who are in depression and encourage them to take their life.
What is the Blue Whale online suicide game?
It is believed to be a online social media group called Blue Whales. It’s thought a group administrator assigns daily tasks to members, which they have to complete over 50 days.
The horrific tasks include self-harming, watching horror movies and waking up at unusual hours, but these gradually get more extreme. On the 50th day, the controlling manipulators behind the game reportedly instruct the youngsters to commit suicide.
Those who want to back out on the last day are threatened that their family members will be hurt if they don’t abide by the game rules. There is no exit.
It seems that the deadly game that originated in Russia has taken the life of a 14-year-old boy in Andheri East, Mumbai. Manpreet Singh, who jumped off the terrace of a seven-storey building on Saturday, could be the first victim of the network.
Senior police officials said they have not found anything in the boy’s mobile phone and his parents are unaware of anything like that. However, the boy’s friends on certain WhatsApp groups chatted about his death being linked to the suicide challenge.
There are ways to figure out if someone is playing the game. Signs include self-harm and behaviour that is similar to that of the alleged tasks. It is up to all of us to recognise the signs in time and help those who are caught up in this manipulative cult. The game’s intention can be defeated by talking to those who may be on the verge of suicide.
A Reddit user, in a bid to prevent the game from succeeding, came up with a set of “anti-challenges” designed to boost your self-esteem.
Suicidal and masochistic tendencies should be dealt with care and caution. A lot of teens who exhibit such symptoms, need but just for the rest to reach out to them. The critically acclaimed Netflix series 13 Reasons Why illustrates just how important this is. Boost in one’s self confidence can be crucial.