Blue Whale challenge: Angel or Devil. How to save your kids?
Do blue whale challenge is angel or devil for kids, how to save your child from this addiction game..
Can a sea creature influence a kid to take his own life? Yes, we are talking about the deadliest game called blue whale that is taking the lives of children, teenagers in name of challenge.
What is blue whale challenge?
It’s a Russian game created by 21-year-old Philipp Budeikin launched in Russia on a social network called Vkontakte. He was a psychology student who was expelled from his university for making this game known by many languages like ‘wake up at 4.20 a.m.’ ‘F57’ and much more. Blue Whale is not a game you can play on a computer. You cannot play it on Xbox or PlayStation. It is not a downloadable game or software. Accessible only via social media networks online gaming groups and message boards. It is more a relationship between the player and administrator. There are code words that one uses to reach out to the administrators of the game like F57 or F58 and these codes keep changing. Once contact has been made, the player and administrator move to a private chat room. You cannot filter the Blue Whale game using an anti-virus. All you can do is tell your friends and children to avoid it.
It contains a series of tasks given by the administrator, while others can be passed by administrator on that day. The list contains 50 tasks to be completed in 50 days and a proof of the challenge to be sent to the administrator includes waking up at 4.20 a.m. and go to nearby railroad, poking a needle in the arm, sitting on top of building with your legs dangling, listening to psychedelic music sent by administrator, watching videos sent by administrator. At the end forces, you commit suicide. If a victim ignores to do is threatened that his information is released to the web.
It is a psychological game, which does not have an effect on all kids, but only selected ones with low mental stability. In teenagers, it is more of hormonal changes. Hormones take over their intelligence even of parents are caring it’s the thrill and social media popularity that children want to become popular. They want attention so they indulge in this kind of stunt. A study Centers for Disease Control in the US, suggests people in the age group of 15 to 19 are up to four times more likely to be affected by the suicide contagion than people in other age groups.
What can Parents do?
Basic Gadget - Children usually begin getting obsessed at the ages of 10-12 Cellphones usually serve as the conduit. When studies get difficult, children tend to focus towards the Web and get addicted to all the wrong stuff. So if you notice any trouble with homework or difficulty with studies, support your child instead of scolding them.
Gadget Hygiene - It is good to trust children but keep your eyes open. Begin by teaching gadget hygiene to your child. Give them lower-end. Never give gadgets as gifts, and do not use gadgets as a means to calm a child or keep them busy.
Talk to your child - Invest more time with your children. Always keep a close watch on what your child does on their social media sites and the internet. Addressing the behavior of your kids and talking to them about dangerous stuff and harm they can cause is also a way to deal. Teach them safe online behavior.
Digital footprints - Parents should monitor the digital footprints of their children and only give limited access to social media sites.
Similar Games to be watchful - There are still more games like blue whale such as
1.Salt and Ice
2.The choking game
3.Kylie lip challenge and much more that are deadly.
Pro Tip -
Children should be made understand that they are accepted even if they don’t go along with the crowd. Counseling them on delicate topics help in differentiating between right and wrong.