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21 April 2017 (by admin)

Information regarding 'The Blue Whale' game - Important E Safety information

The Blue Whale game is a dangerous game that is popular at the moment in Russia and spreading across Eastern Europe. The game is played online and spreads through social media. Players are appointed a 'master/teacher' and these 'masters/teachers' challenge the players in stages, to tattoo a Blue Whale somewhere on the body, usually the arm or the leg. As the game goes on the players are encourage to self-harm and the final challenge is to commit suicide. All these actions have to be filmed and shared via social media to the so called 'master/teacher'. The game is being played by children of all ages, some as young as primary age, but predominantly by teenagers.