What is Blue whale game?
Blue whale game is an Internet game where players are assigned 50 different tasks to be completed in 50 days by the administrator (also known as ‘curator’).
Participants are expected to share photos/videos of the tasks completed by them as ‘proofs’.
These daily tasks start off easy – like waking up at 4:20 AM, listening to some music, watching a horror movie and then slowly escalate to the dangerous mode and eventually suicide.
poke your hand with needle many times
Draw a whale on a sheet of paper, send a photo to curator
Do something painful to yourself, make yourself sick
cut your lips
Go to a bridge, stand on edge.
wake up at 4:20 AM and go to a roof(the higher the better)
Have a meeting with a “whale”
The curator will tell you your date of death and you have to accept it
Jump off a high building. Take your life. etc
Is it available on PLAY STORE?? NO
Blue whale is not a game you can play on a computer.It is simply not a downloadable game, application or software.
It is a social media phenomenon, accessible via social media networks (like instagram, message board etc) from secretive sources or groups.
INDIA(Sourced from Wikipedia)
1.A 16-year-old boy from Kerala in Southern India was reported to have committed suicide on 26 July 2017, after playing the online Blue Whale game.
Hailing from the city of Thiruvananthapuram, it was said he ended his life after allegedly completing the tasks of this deadly game. Recalling the ordeal, the mother of the deceased told the media, boy had committed suicide after deleting all the games from his mobile phone. Acknowledging that her son had informed her about playing the fatal game, she said she had persuaded him to refrain from playing it, but to no avail. She also said he had downloaded the game nine months ago and that he told her not to worry if he dies soon. His mother also revealed that he used to visit cemeteries during the night and go to the beach alone. One of the tasks assigned to the players involved watching the horror videos sent to them by promoters of the game, it is believed. The boy had also drawn on his wrist with a compass, his mother said, adding that he had offered to donate his organs after his death
2.On 30 July 2017, a 14-year-old boy committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of an Andheri (East) building in the city of Mumbai.
3.On 10 August 2017, a Class VII student in the city of Indore, State of Madhya Pradesh, was pulled away by a group of students, before he could take the final suicide leap, off the third floor of the Chamali Devi Public School. The boy apparently recorded the whole 50 stages of the game, in his school diary.
4.On 10 August 2017, a 14-year-old boy on the way to finish the Blue Whale challenge was rescued by the Maharashtra Police, who intercepted the bus in which he was traveling to Pune, from his home town of Solapur. After the boy went missing, his parents started inquiring with his friends when they came to know that he was playing the Blue Whale Challenge
5.On 12 August 2017, a tenth-grade student from Anandpur, West Midnapore district of West Bengal allegedly committed suicide as a result of playing the game. His body was discovered in the bathroom, with his face covered with a plastic bag tied around his neck by a cotton cord
6.On 27 August 2017, a 13-year-old class VI student in the town of Maudaha, Hamirpur district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, hung himself, after playing the Blue Whale game. According to the police, the boy had his father’s phone in which the game, that directs the player to commit suicide after 50 challenges, was on, when the dead body was taken
WHAT SHOULD PARENTS DO ABOUT IT?
Because blue whale game is neither a mobile application nor a website or a social media group until proven otherwise, its a phenomenon. Which means we cannot prevent the suicide game get installed on kid’s mobile. We cannot filter this game by using any anti virus software.
All that parents can do is start getting more engaged with your kids.They should be able to share their feeling and thoughts with you without fear of judged or rejected.