The Deadly 'Blue Whale' Challenge: Teen Suicide Over Online Game?

PUBLISHED ON: August 1, 2017 | Duration: 23 min, 21 sec

   
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After a 14-year-old jumped off a terrace in Mumbai, the police is investigating whether the teenager had been inspired by a deadly online game, called the 'Blue Whale' suicide challenge. The 'Blue Whale' challenge reportedly targets those who are depressed and turns self-harm and suicide into a thrilling game. The teenager had reportedly mentioned it to his friends and said he would no longer be coming to school. As internet addiction and the murky world of online gaming become a real concern for adolescents, how do we identify the danger signs? Is a ban on these games a solution?
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