This is unbelievably frightening! Irish parents have been warned over a new online ‘death’ game which encourages teens to take their own lives.
The game, Blue Whale, which is played on social media, asks participants to follow a set of instructions over 50 days which eventually asks players to kill themselves.
While we’ve heard of no reports of the game in Ireland as of yet, police in France, the UK and Belgium are warning parents in other countries to watch out for it, revealing that use of the horror game is spreading.
Please be vigilant and check in on your children’s online usage.
According to The Irish Sun, Jim Harding, founder of group Bully4U said: ‘It’s unknown who is behind the game. With its disturbing commands, distributed through social media, teenagers have been told to carve the shape of a whale on their arms and legs.’
‘They are then told to wake up at 4.20am to listen to certain songs and watch horror movies. On day 50 users are ordered to take their own lives. This is a terrifying development in the use of social media and parents need to wake up to these dangers.’
Please be vigilant as to what your kids are doing online behind closed doors.