What is Blue Whale?

The Blue Whale ‘suicide game’ is an online social media group that encourages players to kill themselves, via a series of challenges and games. The game allegedly consists of a series of tasks assigned to players by administrators during a 50-day period, with the final challenge requiring the player to commit suicide. The term “Blue Whale” comes from the phenomenon of beached whales, which is linked to suicide. It is said that a group administrator assigns daily tasks that one must complete for 50 days. Some of the tasks involve self-mutilation, watching horror movies and waking up at unusual hours. The tasks get more extreme as days pass by. On the 50th and final day, the admins instruct the players to commit suicide.

These tasks are easy to start and includes listening to certain genres of death metal kind of music, eating something weird and watching a horror movie at a creepy place. Slowly, it starts to become harder and dangerous. The administrators give tasks like carving out shapes on one’s skin, kill animals, poke hand with a needle, cut your lip and much more. The last task is to take your own life. Each target of the game needs to be photographed or videotaped as a proof of completion and authenticity.

This psychopathic game started in Russia like four years ago. It was on a social networking site called VKontakte (VK.com). It has already claimed over 130 lives in Russia and nearly 500 around the world. It allegedly led to its first suicide in early 2015. The game’s administrators or curators find players through “death groups” or “suicide groups” set up on VK.com (VKontakte). Police in Russia have shut down several of these groups in recent years but say that as soon as one is shut down, another starts up and this has driven them underground.

Reports claim that the mastermind behind the game, a postman called Ilya Sidorov, 26, was arrested in Moscow, Russia. He used to encourage teenagers to hurt themselves and eventually commit suicide.

How can you play this game?

People are now searching on google all over the world to play the Blue Whale game but the game can not be installed on your smart phone by the app store. The experts say that “ this game can be played 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”. A number of different hashtags — #bluewhalechallenge, #curatorfindme, #i_am_whale — act as signals for the anonymous curators.

Please do not Play This Game

I suggest you that please not to take any interest in playing this game because a number of teenage boys & girls have committed suicide to win this game. This game has already claimed the life of numerous people around the world and have affected many families adversely. You must remember that last year Pokémon Go Mobile game was launched and the game was as controversial as it was among consumers. For some reason, the security of this game in the headlines was banned by the governments of many countries too. The reason behind it was that during the game, people were so lost that even while crossing the road, they did not care, which is very dangerous. But a game can take somebody’s life, to hear it also sounds a little strange, but in the recent years, there are many deaths related to the blue whale.

Is the game for real?

The problem with the whole hypothesis is that the Blue Whale is not a game. And no, it has not led people to commit suicide. People have led children to commit suicide. This practice is targeted to kids around the world by few people out there who call themselves as administrator of the Blue Whale game.

Lets clear few misconceptions related to this Blue Whale thing :

Blue Whale is not an app on app store. It is not a game. There are many apps in the Google Play Store, they have nothing to with the notorious “Blue Whale” you have heard of.There is no particular website, app or service where you can access Blue Whale game. You can’t type a website address in Chrome browser and end up inside Blue Whale game or become a part of it.

The best way to understand the Blue Whale is to look at the Ice Bucket Challenge, which too went viral on the web. The Ice Bucket Challenge which spread through social media, people tagged their friends and asked them to complete the challenge.

What are the police and social media giants doing?

Cops are said to have launched a probe into the sick craze sweeping Russia — the suicide capital of the world. Also, Instagram has started showing users a warning when they search for pictures relating to Blue Whale. After Mumbai Teen’s Suicide police are warning all over social media to stay away from the game. Even Maharashtra CM said, “The Blue Whale game is dangerous and has caused worries for everyone. The issue will be conveyed to the center”.

On Instagram when you search for the term on the network, a notification appears which reads:

“Posts with words or tags you’re searching for often encourage behaviour that can cause harm and even lead to death.“If you’re going through something difficult, we’d like to help.”But directly underneath the post, it gives the option to “see posts anyway”.

There are several shocking pictures of self-harm and even jokes about the sick game once you click through.

Don’t let blue whale play with your life

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