In recent times Indian internet has been covered with an inside game which is taking deaths of its users. Several cases have come of suicide just bcoz of using this game. Now everyone has a curiosity to know about Blue whale Game and how any one influenced by it and even take their lives.
The Blue Whale Game or challenge is an internet game or challenge. But its can not be downloaded from anywhere on the internet. Neither its an app nor any software which can be downloaded from the internet. It’s a social media phenomenon which enters social media networks from secretive groups. The term “Blue Whale” comes from the phenomenon of beached whales, which is linked to suicide.
Blue Whale started in Russia in 2013. It was started by a psychology student Philipp Budeikin. Who was expelled by its university and then he started this game with the purpose of cleaning the society by pushing to suicide those he deemed as having no value.
After that, it became very popular in Russian teenagers and some cases of suicide started to appear one by one. And then suicide victims created a panic wave in Russia. Later Budeikin was arrested and pled guilty to “inciting at least 16 teenage girls to commit suicide”.
The game consists of a series of challenges and serious tasks, which is provided by admin to the players during a 50 days period. All the activities of users are monitored by a curator. They are expected to take photos of them undertaking the challenge and upload them as proofs for the curator’s approval. The last challenge is to commit suicide. The challenges which are given to players are serious tasks and the intensity of tasks are increased as the game goes on. And final task demanding the player to commit suicide.
On 30 July 2017, a 14-year-old boy in Andheri(east), Mumbai jumped from the seventh floor to commit suicide. It was said that he committed suicide to complete the final challenge.
On 10 August 2017, in Indore, a class seventh student was pulled away by a group of students, off the third floor of his school. It was recorded that he completed the 50 stages of the game.
On 10 August 2017, a 14 years old boy rescued by police in Maharashtra who was on his way to complete the final challenge demanded by the admins of the game.
On 12 August 2017, a tenth standard student in West Bengal found in his bathroom dead. It was said that he committed suicide to complete the final challenge.
There are unverified claimed that over 100 teenagers have committed suicide to complete these tasks. But from it is organized and who are the organizers no one knows. The founder has been arrested and still, it is running through different websites and affected teenagers.
after so many cases come into the light in India and several teenagers have committed suicide, govt has taken some actions. The govt has told to several social networking sites such as Google, Facebook, Instagram to immediately remove the links of this deadly game. And govt. directed them to take action against the link providers of this game.