Blue Whale is the name of a twisted online social media game that is making it’s way to the UK following popularity in Russia and Eastern Europe.
Also known as ‘A Sea of Whales’ and ‘A Silent House’, the ‘game’ entices young people to take part in a number of sinister challenges, which are instructed by an online administrator, also known as the ‘master’, over a 50 day period. These challenges become more extreme as they approach the final day, where they are then urged to commit suicide in order to win the game. Up to 130 suicides amongst teenagers in Russia have been linked to the Blue Whale game and there are fears that the game is now surfacing in the UK. Police have been warning local authorities and schools about the threat of the game and to look out for youngsters who may be at risk.