Could you ever imagine that a name as innocuous as 'Blue Whale Challenge' is actually a secret online game that provokes vulnerable teenagers to go through a series of tasks and dares that eventually lead to them taking their own lives? Although India has seen only a handful of suspected deaths so far, cyber bullying and virtual suicide challenges are here to stay. How we create a firewall that will protect our children from these threats? Is this the responsibility of schools, parents or do we need some sort of a collective effort to create awareness about predatory apps or games?
On this episode of The Big Fight, we look at all the aspects around cyber bullying - who are the most vulnerable, what can parents do when they are totally disconnected with their children's virtual reality, and should schools conduct digital workshops to apprise young students of the imminent dangers lurking online?