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Blue Whale Challenge and India



  Apr 26, 2024

Blue Whale Challenge and India



The Blue Whale Challenge is an online game  that gained notoriety for its alleged connection to several deaths around the world. Here are some key points about it:

● Origin: The Blue Whale Challenge reportedly originated in Russia around 2013 and was said to consist of a series of tasks assigned to players by administrators over a 50-day period, starting with harmless tasks and escalating to self-harm and the final challenge of suicide.

●Global Concern: The game has been linked to over 130 deaths globally, with players being manipulated into escalating dares. It has raised alarms for its association with self-harm and suicide.

●Recent Incident: An Indian student in the US, a first-year student at the University of Massachusetts, was found dead in March, and the case is being investigated as an apparent suicide possibly linked to the Blue Whale Challenge.

● Investigations: Authorities are conducting ongoing investigations into such cases, emphasizing the need for awareness and vigilance regarding online challenges that pose risks to vulnerable individuals.

It’s important to note that while the Blue Whale Challenge has been widely reported on, there is skepticism about its existence and direct causation of harm. Some experts argue that it is difficult or impossible to ban the game due to its nature as an online social phenomenon. The incident highlights the critical need for monitoring and protecting young people from harmful online content and activities. If you or someone you know is struggling, it’s crucial to seek help from trusted individuals and professional resources.



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