The menace of blue whale game
The sudden popularity of the lethal online game called the Blue Whale Challenge – in which the final task requires the player to commit suicide – has forced the government to swing into action. Centre has directed Internet giants to ban the dangerous game. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has directed Internet majors -Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo – to immediately remove links of the online game, which has also led to a number of suicides by children worldwide.
The suicide of a 14-year-old boy in Mumbai triggered the debate about the game in India, and since then, increasing number of teenagers are reported to have been playing this game.