There has been a lot of news recently about children and teenagers as a result of the Blue Whale game, but it has not been confirmed yet.
In Algeria, it is believed that there were more than 5 suicides caused by the game, one of which took place during this week, while the Russian authorities linked 130 suicides to this game, in addition to suspicions between teenage suicides in America and the game itself.
Accordingly, Algeria decided to work to block the blue whale game and to carry out awareness campaigns for parents and children, calling on parents to monitor children and their phones.
What is this game and how does it affect children?
Many competent authorities published warnings about the Blue Whale game, which includes 50 stages distributed over fifty days. Every day a person is asked to do something and photograph it, and then send the picture to the game officials. Every day these demands become more difficult than before.
These demands may begin in waking up in the middle of the night to watch, and as the days go by, they reach the image of a blue whale etched on the player’s skin, to be the final stage of self-immolation and suicide.
At the beginning of the game, the player enters all his data and information, before the game warns of the inability to surrender and undo it. If the player wants to retreat, he is threatened with using his personal information to harm his family.
On the other hand, there is not much information about this game, but because of its great impact on the minds of children and adolescents, parents should monitor their children well and talk to them about this game and its dangers.
In turn, many health and psychological centers around the world indicated that the impact of this game is great on the psychological and mental health of children, and this is what leads them to commit suicide.
And for the seriousness of the issue, the Instagram application has entered a warning that is presented to the person when searching for the hashtag Blue Whale, to offer him help if he suffers from any psychological problem!
How should parents deal with their children?
In the midst of the unlimited world of the internet, and the things that will harm our children there, parents should do the following:
- Create an appropriate and safe environment for the child, in which he feels comfortable
- Listen carefully to the children and the details they go into.
- Talk about their concerns and don’t ignore them
- Helping them say no and build their self-confidence
- Continue the conversation until the child is finished.