Blue Whale Challenge being played in Delhi; police issue advisoryLast updated on Sep 06, 2017, 01:20 pm
After a few instances indicated Delhiites are also playing the Blue Whale "suicide" game, Delhi Police issued an advisory to schools, colleges, parents, and also the public.
Hashtags and messages relevant to the deadly game were found on social media platforms.
Delhi Police would likely start an online-campaign related to the issue.
A special cyber-cell team would closely monitor social networking platforms.
Suicide game exploits teenagers: Delhi Police
Delhi Police said the deadly game instructs participants to carry out 50 dangerous challenges, the final one being suicide.
The advisory stated, "Teenagers and young adults in their formative years seek social validation, acceptance and aspire to be part of something bigger than themselves and this game exploits that."
No Blue Whale-related suicides or suicide attempts were reported in Delhi so far.
How to identify Blue Whale-related activity?
Delhi Police has instructed parents to keep an eye on their children and identify any abnormal activity.
They were urged to find out if kids are depressed, aggressive, or spending long and lonely hours on the Internet.
The game-related tasks include waking up early in the morning, inflicting injuries on oneself, watching horror videos alone, climbing up building tops, and suicide.
Blue Whale link not easily available easy online
People cannot easily find the Blue Whale game's link on the Internet. Once a person does a regular search, the dangerous game's developer would itself contact the "potential participant". If the developer is sure about the person's determination, they would be assigned tasks to perform.