A sick, new online game is making rounds and taking lives. The Blue Whale game challenges participants to complete dangerous tasks, starting off with something simple like watching a horror movie. However, it very quickly escalates into life threatening activities, such as dangling off a building’s roof. The last ‘challenge’ to complete in order to ‘win’ is to commit suicide. Make no mistake: there are no winners in this game. You either lose the game or you lose your life.
Norwich School Sperintendent, Abby Deliver stated, “What I learned about it, it’s very dangerous, a kind of download for your iPhone which most students have, that once you’re in it, really, it’s hard to get out.” She continued, “What we did is send messages home to our parents of our middle school students, we don’t have our own high school to tell them about the game to ask them to be watching students iPhone, which we do encourage them to do that anyway.”
The creator of the game is now behind bars after bragging about his involvement in the deaths of participants. The 21-year-old Russian, Philipp Budeikin, boasts about manipulating children to kill themselves. He claims the Blue Whale Challenge is “cleansing society” of “biological waste.”
Daily Wire reports:
In total, Blue Whale has reportedly manipulated an estimated 160 youths into take their own lives, a majority of whom are young females. As noted by Heat Street, Russian officials have warned that the game is spreading to the United States. “This week, school officials in Alabama warned parents to monitor their kids’ social media habits after finding evidence that some students were playing Blue Whale.”
“Two school girls Yulia Konstantinova, 15, and Veronika Volkova, 16, fell to their deaths in February after it is believed they were involved in Blue Whale,” reports The Daily Mail. On Christmas in 2015, a 12-year-old named Angelina Davydova jumped off the 14th floor of a building, taking her life just 50 days after engaging in Blue Whale. The girl was said to have become obsessed with her weight, only eating “light salads” prior to the suicide. Diana Kuznetsova, only 16 years of age, “died after jumping from a nine story building in Ryazan.”
Anton Breido, the Senior official from Russia’s Investigative Committee, spoke with Daily Mail, and explained how origins of the “game.”
“[Philipp] started in 2013 and ever since he has polished his tactics and corrected his mistakes. Philipp and his aides at first attracted children into VK (social media) groups by using mega-scary videos,” said Breido. “Their task was to attract as many children as possible, then figure out those who would be the most affected by psychological manipulation. Say, out of 20,000 people, they knew ‘their’ audience would be only 20 people. ‘Biological waste’ is how death group administrators referred to children they pushed to commit suicide.”
Breido continued: “They gathered the children, then offered simple tasks which for some children were too boring or weird to complete,” he said. “These ones were clearly too strong to be manipulated. Those who stayed were given much stronger tasks like cutting their veins, to balance on a roof top, to kill an animal and post a video or pictures to prove it. Most children left at this stage. A small group that was left who obediently went through all the tasks, with teenagers being physiologically ready to follow whatever the administrators told them, no matter how strange or scary the tasks. They felt their position in the group was so precious that did literally everything to stay in. One of the troubles for us was that 15 children who committed suicide at administrator’s orders were told to delete all correspondence in their social media accounts, which they all did.”
There was one girl who escaped the mental clutch of the game, in its final stage. She described her experience:
“It was middle of a night, my alarm rang, I woke up and got straight to my phone,” said the young, unnamed girl. “I had to watch videos with pictures flicking every two seconds of teenagers jumping off roofs, close ups of bodies, bloodied mouths, pools of blood under bodies. It was accompanied by very unpleasant, haunting music with screams of animals and pets, and cries like children were being tortured. I felt so awful after watching them I wanted to do something physical to either myself or somebody, to kill, to destroy.”
This is a very sick game that preys on children. Make sure you know what your children are doing online!