U.K. Social media suicide game Warning
April 28, 2017
At what point did suicide become a “game”? British officials are issuing a warning to parents over “Blue Whale” a social media game linked to a number of teen suicides.
RT reports that a number of local police forces and schools have issued warnings to parents over a social media game called ‘Blue Whale’ that originated in Russia and has been linked to a number of teen suicides. There is no indication of whether the suicide game has actually been picked up by any teenagers in Britain. Nevertheless, the warning has gone out for parents to monitor children’s internet usage. A spokesperson from Devon and Cornwall Police Force posted on Twitter:
“Who ever created this horrible game is sick!
“Parents: Please be aware of this ‘game’ talk to your children about it if concerned.”
The Blue Whale challenge allegedly involves vulnerable teenagers being contacted by the game’s ‘curator’ on social media and provoked into completing a number of tasks over the course of 50 days. These involve:
Watching horror videos all day,
Cutting all relationships with family and friends
Various forms of self-harm that must be filmed and sent to the curator for confirmation that the challenge is completed.
The game supposedly culminates in supervisors asking participants to commit suicide.
Teens were also threatened if they refused to comply with the requests, as their curators use IP trackers to identify where the victims actually live. It is unclear whether Blue Whale is just an urban legend or an actual suicide game promoted by death cults on social media.
The challenge was indirectly linked to the suicide of three teenagers in Russia, when Veronika Volkova, 16, and Yulia Konstantinova, 15, jumped to their deaths from the roof of an apartment, while Renata Kambolina, 16, died by placing her head on a railway line.
Shortly before her death, Konstantinova published a picture of a blue whale on a Russian social platform. An administrator of the group, which allegedly came up with and then actively promoted the challenge, was recently arrested on suspicion of encouraging suicide. Speaking to Russian investigators, the defendant said that he “was filtering the bio-garbage.”
“A normal person would not commit suicide, but if they are not right in the head it is better [that they kill themselves] now rather than taking the wheel of the lorry- realizing that their life is sh*t – and crashing into scores of people,” he told Russian police.
For Christian parents this is a clear case of the enemy stealing, killing and destroying. This warning to parents by U.K. officials should be paired with scripture.
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour”. – 1 Peter 5:8
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