Tamil Nadu police issued a notice Tuesday to sensitize parents and children in the dangerous game.
The Blue Whale game is available under different names like ‘A Silent House’, ‘A Sea of Whales’ and ‘Wake Me Up at 4:20 AM’ and is played mostly with smartphones or devices said police.
Based on the information available, it is clear that children ages 12 to 19 are the most vulnerable groups on the Internet to be the most inclined to Blue Whale Challenge and similar games,.
The game can be easily downloaded from websites or official game stores, but involves performing activities assigned by the administrator / curator of a closed group social group, which includes online discussion boards and other online messaging sites. the community – target individuals and deliberately lead vulnerable adolescents to undertake a series of tasks over a period of 50 days and commit suicide in the end.
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As it intensified its awareness campaign on the “Blue Whale Challenge” game, police began to meet with students directly at educational institutions on Tuesday.
C Kalavathy asked the student to approach the police at any time if they could not share their problems with their parents or teachers. Declaring that the Blue Whale game is shared by a secret group, it also invited students not to share their private information on social networks and on the Internet.
As highly educated computer hackers are part of this secret group, they intimidate and threaten those who play the game by filtering their personal information.
“Suppose you or your friends reach the final stage of the Blue Whale game and are threatened by pirates to complete the final task – commit suicide – call 100, the police emergency number.you will save yourself from such a painful situation, “Kalavathy said.
Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the event, Kalavathy said they had so far advised a student who was rescued by his parents when he attempted suicide. “We doubt that his suicide attempt was triggered by the Blue Whale game because the 12-year-old boy has no mobile phone,” the official said.
During counseling, the student claimed to have learned the play from her classmates when they met on the floor to play after school, she said. He admitted that he was depressed because of family circumstances, because his family did not pay attention to him.