Distressing Online Game Linked To 130 Teen Suicides

March 5, 2017
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There’s another social media game parents need to be aware of. Its deemed the ‘suicide game’, Blue Whale, which requires participants to follow a set of 50 instructions, which are proving to result in suicide.

Blue Whale is currently under investigation, following two teenage schoolgirls from Russia, who fell to their deaths.

Yulia Konstantinova, 15, and Veronika Volkova, 16, have reportedly committed suicide in an apartment block in Ust-Ilimsk, Irkutsk region of Russia.

Konstantinova left a note saying ‘End’ on her social page after she posted a picture of a blue whale. The image of the whale is seen as a symbol of a social media movement encouraging children to take their own lives.

Her friend Volkova wrote, ‘Sense is lost… End’. She also regularly posted messages with very sad sentiments, such as, ‘Do you feel that gradually you become useless?’ or ‘I’m just a ghost’.

According to the Siberian Times, two days prior, an unidentified 14-year-old girl from Chita died when she threw herself under a train.

Transport police have confirmed that ‘Blue Whale’ is a possible ’cause of death’. Last year, Novaya Gazeta reported:

We have counted 130 suicides of children that took place during November 2015 to April 2016. Almost all these children were members of the same internet groups and lived in good, happy families.

We know absolutely for sure is that adults are working with children, with the help of knowledge of their habits and passions, using their favourite language and culture.

They know psychology well, they convince girls that they are ‘fat’, tell boys that they are ‘losers’ in this world. And that there is another world and they will be among the chosen.”

Blue Whale provokes suicidal thoughts into the minds of young people with pictures of an approaching train captioned, “This world is not for us’ and photographs of teens on a roof, claiming ‘We are children of the dead generation’ 

The game also urges teens to watch horror movies all day, and to wake themselves at 4.20 am, all steps leading up to demands to take their own lives on the 50th day being in the game.

This is just terrifying!

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