Whale of a prob­lem

The New Indian Express - - CHENNAI -

The State po­lice has come out with a de­tailed ad­vi­sory for the sec­ond time aimed at cre­at­ing aware­ness on ‘Blue Whale Chal­lenge’. A quick look...

WHAT IS BLUE WHALE?

It is an In­ter­net game that con­sists of a series of dan­ger­ous tasks as­signed to its play­ers, for 50 days, with the fi­nal chal­lenge be­ing com­mit­ting sui­cide. The game tar­gets mostly teenagers and young adults who as­pire to achieve some­thing big. The dan­ger­ous tasks in­clude wak­ing up at 04.20 am, watch­ing hor­ror videos alone, in­flict­ing self-in­jury, draw­ing pic­ture of whale and then carv­ing it onto their fore­arm or legs, climb­ing up the roof, crane etc., and en­cour­ag­ing them to tag their friends on so­cial me­dia so as to chal­lenge them to par­tic­i­pate in the game.

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