11 August 2017

What is Blue Whale Dare challenge game?

So this is something which took me by surprise one morning. When I read the news that :
One-seventh standard kid attempted to end his life in order to just complete some stupid dare of the game.

Finally, we have a game out there in the market from the Russian's also known as  "Blue Whale Challenge". 

Similar to the Hollywood movie Nerve released in 2016, This is a sick "Suicide" game where one has to complete the challenges assigned to them.

The game allegedly consists of a series of tasks assigned to players by administrators during a 50-day period, with the final challenge requiring the player to commit suicide. 

The terrifying online craze is said to have claimed more than 130 lives in Russia, where it is suspected to have originated. The game has now found followers in UK, apart from Portugal, Brazil and Dubai. Schools abroad are sending advisories to parents to put a strict watch on what their children are downloading.

The app brainwashes the children in such a way that all they feel like is completing the challenges. The game begins with fairly basic tasks but continually increases in magnitude to tasks such as cutting one's vein killing an animal and finally the last stage of the app i.e. 50th challenge is all about killing yourself.

Each task also needs to be photographed or videotaped, so the administrators have proof of completion and authenticity, including the final suicide.

The 22-year-old creator of this app Philipp quoted some insane thing Budeikin claimed that the psychological manipulation he was administrating was intended to make the 'victims' happy. He said he was giving them the warmth and understanding that they didn't get in their lives.
His motives for driving them to suicide were far less empathetic though.

  • Philipp Budeikin the 22-year-old creator of the game, was sentenced to 3 years in jail for inciting Russian youths to kill themselves
  • To play the game, Budeiki would select people he considered weak enough to be manipulated.
  • Budeiki said he pushed teenagers to suicide intentionally. 
  • Budeikin "There are people - and there is a biological waste. Those who do not represent any value for society. Who cause or will cause only harm to society. I was cleaning our society of such people", Budeikin said during the interview with Saint Petersburg News.

If you are a parent, I request you to take a quick glance on your kid's cell phone and make sure that they are not engaged in such an activity.

The cases on this are increasing every passing day. All we can do to avoid this is that being vigilant about this.

Feel free to read more about the game from wiki link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Whale_(game).

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