Police urged people to educate children about Internet safety and to protect them from dangerous activities like this online game.
Noida police advised parents to be vigilant and asked them to keep track of their children’s social network accounts as a result of multiple suicide cases that arose due to the Blue Whale Challenge. Police urged people to educate children about Internet safety and to protect them from dangerous activities like this online game.
PK Upadhyay School District Inspector was quoted by PTI as saying: “Parents should have access to their child’s computer and mobile phone to regularly monitor the sites they navigate.” He added that it is also necessary to monitor the social problems of children’s media accounts in Whatsapp, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter.
Upadhyay also suggested that in order to keep track of children’s activities, parents can even install spyware and keep an eye on what their children are doing. “Parents have to check their call records, their messages and their search history. They can also install spyware on their devices to track their activity,” he said. He also urged them to restrict their students’ online navigation to educational sites and other appropriate sites and recommended that parents pay attention to any changes in the child’s behavior.
“Parents should spend more time with their children every day to give advice,” he added.
The Blue Whale game is a 50-day challenge that requires players to complete tasks by an anonymous “handler”.
The “manipulator” asks players to get hurt, which leads to suicide. In the game, the participant must complete a task every day. Participants should share pictures of the challenges / tasks they perform.