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The ‘blue whale’ game is an online challenge with 50 levels that uses fear and
threats to drive people to suicide and self-harm. Lately, it has been a topic that
most students are discussing about with friends, teachers and parents. Posts are
being sent through social networks. Deaths have been recorded in Brazil, Russia,
Ukraine, Romania, Spain, Portugal, France and India.
Given the risk that the game represents, what can we do to protect young Mauritians?
As everyone knows, this game has caused a lot of tragedies around the
world. First of all, this infamous game has led people in doing ridiculously
dangerous tasks. It is fully agreed that parents need to have a thoughtful talk with
their children, and most importantly, this issue should be one of the most talked
ones in school in order to maintain this extremely important matter carefully. The
government can take measures to ban all the links regarding Blue Whale Challenge
since teenagers nowadays are very active on social media. Commercials, relating to
the danger, can be made to make people aware or HTTP cookie can be used. Awareness
of the danger and sensitization are two of the most important aspects to avoid such
tragedies done out of immaturity.
It is very dangerous and i think that parents must check their child phone
because of this risky game. Children should be more cautious on the internet. I
hope we will find this person who invented this game and will arrest him/she.
It’s thought a group administrator assigns daily tasks to members, which
they have to complete over 50 days.The horrific tasks include self-harming, watching
horror movies and waking up at unusual hours, but these gradually get more extreme.
On the 50th day, the controlling manipulators behind the game reportedly instruct
the youngsters to commit suicide.
Children should remember not to follow the crowd and not feel pressured into doing
anything that makes them feel unsafe.
Children can find it difficult to stand up to peer pressure but they must know it’s
perfectly okay to refuse to take part in crazes that make them feel unsafe or
Parents should talk with their children and emphasise that they can make their own
choices and discuss ways of how to say no.
Reassuring a child that they can still be accepted even if they don’t go along with
the crowd will help stop them doing something that could hurt them or make them