New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday disposed of a plea demanding ban on Blue Whale Challenge, the controversial life-threatening online game. Stressing on the need for parental care, the apex court also asked states to run awareness campaigns for school children about dangers of such online games.
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It added that “lonely” and “depressed” children were usually attracted to such games and said the Centre should take steps to prevent life-endangering situations.
The Blue Whale Challenge is an online a suicide game where the player has to complete a task to complete every day, for a period of 50 days, the final task of which is committing suicide. After completing the daily tasks, the participants are supposed to share photos of the challenges completed by them.
Over the past few months, many suicides by teens across India has been witnessed and attributed to the ‘deadly’ online game. The game has also been blamed for the deaths of more than 100 young people in countries around the world.