Blue Whale dare helpline gets 35 calls in 8 days
Ahmedabad: The Ahmedabad Cyber Cell of Crime branch received 35 calls in eight days on the helpline number launched to create awareness on the Blue Whale Challenge. The helpline number was issued on September 7.
As per the Cyber cell officials, of the 35 calls received, only one was from a victim. The others were regarding guidance to prevent the Blue Whale threat and tip-offs regarding the links of the Challenge.
The officials have received calls from parents in the city, regarding how to prevent their kid from felling prey to the Challenge. The officials gave tips on how to prevent their kids from playing the Challenge and how they can know
whether their kid is playing the Challenge or not. They also told the parents to keep a close watch on their kids, especially when they are using a mobile phone or a computer.
Rajdeep Zala, ACP Cyber cell of Crime Branch said, “We have also received many links of the challenge, but not a single one is genuine. Anyhow, people have started taking the news seriously and have started approaching for help.”