You Will Never Believe These Bizarre Truths Behind Blue Whale Challenge
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Bizarre Truths Behind Blue Whale Challenge
The Blue Whale game or Blue Whale Challenge is believed to be a suicide game wherein a group of administrators or a certain curator gives a participant a task to complete daily — for a period of 50 days — the final of which is the participant committing suicide. Participants are expected to share photos of the challenges/tasks completed by them.
These daily tasks start off easy — such as listening to certain genres of music, waking up at odd hours, watching a horror movie, among others, and then slowly escalate to carving out shapes on one’s skin, self-mutilation and eventually suicide.
It is still unclear over how a participant plays the game. While some say user installs an app on their smart phone, others say it’s via social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook where the administrators get in touch with the participant after those interested throw out postings on social media asking for a “curator”. Different hashtags— #bluewhalechallenge, #curatorfindme, #i_am_whale — act as signals for the anonymous curators.
Tasks assigned by the Curator
Some of the Tasks assigned by the Curator in the Blue Whale Challenge are:
- Carve with a razor.
- Wake up at 4.20 am and watch scary videos that curator sends you.
- Cut your arm with a razor along your veins, only 3 cuts, send a photo to the curator.
- Draw a whale on a sheet of paper, send a photo to curator
- If you are ready to become a shale, carve “Yes” on your leg. If not cut yourself many times.
- You have to overcome your fear.
- Carve a whale on your hand with a razor. Send a photo to curator.
- Listen to music that they send you.
- Cut your lip.
- Poke your hand with a needle many times.
Action taken against Blue Whale Challenge
It must be noted, however, that there still is no confirmation of the existence of the game. And suicides linked to it are from personal accounts of families/friends of those deceased who claim they have seen their loved ones performing tasks. While reports of suicides linked to the game have surfaced across the globe, authorities claim that the origin appears to be in Russia, which has reportedly seen about 130 related deaths and at least two arrests.
Schools as well as police officials in Europe and America have begun issuing advisories to parents urging them to be vigilant and to keep an eye out on what their children are sharing on their social media accounts.
Arizona schools are warning parents about a social-media challenge that encourages kids to ever-increasing harmful behavior that ends in suicide. Parents were alerted to the the “Blue Whale Challenge” by schools and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. “I do want to make parents aware of this so they can have a conversation with their kids that if anybody starts talking to them about participating in the blue whale game or anything related to it,” Montgomery said. “Understand that this can have severely tragic consequences.”
The Blue Whale Challenge was called one of the “scariest and the most mysterious” YouTube challenges your kids will try by Common Sense Media, a non-profit that promotes online safety.
How it works
Over the course of 50 days, an anonymous administrator assigns kids self-harm tasks. The challenges start by asking kids to watch a scary movie and then grow increasingly dangerous acts like cutting. On the 50th day, the participant is supposed to commit suicide. The game can reach kids through social-media channels like Instagram, SnapChat, YouTube and texting. The trend was reported to have begun in Russia but that has been disproven, as have concerns that it has been linked to an increase in suicide. But what may have started as a hoax worries educators because it targets a vulnerable teen population.
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Source: Indian Express, USA Today.