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New Snapchat Bullying Game Parents Need To Know About
A mother of three, Rachel Hambleton, has spoken out against a new social media game-craze.
Hambleton discovered the game through her 12-year old daughter Betsy, who spoke to her about the new game which is being played on Snapchat.
Her daughter told her that the game involves users picking an individual and then coming up with the most personal insults in regards to their “appearance, weight or personality”.
Rachel, who is a blogger under the name Part-Time Working Mummy, posted on her Facebook page to bring to light this sick and cruel game.
In her Facebook post, she said in part:
“Too many children have committed suicide over the world due to bullying. Too many children have chosen to put ropes round their necks or swallowed too many pills because they feel the only way out is to kill themselves than continue to cope with the sheer devastation that bullying brings into their worlds”
She also praised her daughter for not following the disturbing trend and for taking a stand against online and social media bullying. Betsy, in fact, took to Snapchat to call out those taking part and refused to participate.
Rachel commended her daughter’s bravery saying:
I am so proud of you, you have the same fight I was born with. It’s a fight that sits inside you, a fight that you can feel that makes you want to protect others, to care & to look out for those who need it… I see that fight in you, it’s as fierce as fire and I’m left astounded that you’ve found it early enough to make a difference to people’s lives right now,
With distributing online games such as Blue Whale, which has been linked to 130 youths suicides already, these things need to be taken seriously by parents.