What is the big deal about the shadowy Blue Whale suicide challenge that is allegedly brainwashing the younger gamers to commit suicide? Who is the worst hit? Why this sudden unleashing of terror? No one has any answers yet and it is a game that is reaching new shores on social media sites and if they endorse the certain hashtags on the sites then they can get involved in some groups.
It is clear to all that something needs to be done to stop the spread of the game as the idea of banning it seems to be quite absurd and for starting the Blue Whale Challenge is not any app or a game which can be downloaded or subscribed but a list of 50 tasks which must be performed. The user must share the updates on social media with the hashtags after completing each task with #curatorfindme, #BlueWhaleChallenge etc and the curators and the admins who are monitoring the tags get in touch with the players on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, WhatsApp etc. They will, in turn, assign tasks to the respective players which must be completed within stipulated time and posted with the pictures or photos or videos that they have performed with adding the tags. It is almost impossible to find them and it could be anyone. The curators can get all the personal details or get access to private content which can be used to blackmail them in case the user does not complete the task.
The moment the player signs up for the game, he or she is assigned a curator or an administrator who will be providing a daily task for them to complete within 50 days with photographic proof of completion. The tasks are said to be simple initially like watching horror movies, waking up at odd times and eventually the player is told to inflict harm on themselves and on the final day they are asked to kill themselves. For those who fear it are threatened that the administrator has all the information which can be personal or private, thus bringing in harm to them and their loved ones. The game has been responsible for hundreds of suicides all over the world.
People claim that there is a shadowy suicide challenge game on the app stores of Android and IOs but the claims are false as they will not permit such shadowy entities to work on their app stores. There are no games on torrents too and people are excitedly hunting out for the game and down rating anything that is named with it.
Fear and panic have crept and recently they have arrested many people who were being the curators for the challenge and the alleged administrator of the deadly Blue Whale suicide challenge has been arrested in Russia who is a 17-year-old Russian Girl. The girl was responsible for creating the 50 challenged which forced the players of the game to inflict self-harm and eventually culminate in suicide. The girl initially played the game but did not complete the task by taking her life and instead became the administrator on the site inciting others to complete the tasks.
We should all only look at the hysteria surrounding the Blue Whale challenge or the “suicide game” more and refocus on the issues that are faced by the adolescents right now. Addressing the root causes of vulnerability and talking to them about the harmful groups and the challenges is the better defense against the deadly game rather than catching panic in the half-baked reports, Teenagers and parents need to know how to support each other in tough times and who to turn to for help when needed. Only then can these games go out of existence.