Blue Whale: Game of death

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Technology on one hand has made our lives easier yet at the same time has brought some serious issues. Like other countries online games like Ludo star; candy crush and Pokémon Go Adventure are trend games in Pakistan nowadays. However, amidst all these fun and entertainment games, there is one dangerous game named “Blue Whale” which has taken Internet by storm not only in South Asia but also in almost 20 countries around the globe. Blue whale is not just a game it leads towards suicide of the player. It consist of 50 tasks in which final task is to kill oneself. According to Russian newspaper, this game is responsible for 130 suicides globally. The most vulnerable group for this game is teenagers who love to play and socialise online. If the players refuse to play, they are threatened that the administrator possesses all their information and would bring harm to them or to their loved ones. India and Pakistan receives such things, as they are both part of the sub-continent. Blue Whale is the new virus that hits India and the point of concern here is that it can be a part of Pakistan as well in near future. Awareness is very important to be spread regarding the upcoming danger, as not many of the people in Pakistan are aware about this game and the consequence of playing it. It is necessary to keep an eye on social media platforms and report to Pakistan’s cyber-crime cell if any one comes across groups that are spreading blue whale challenges. Furthermore, parents and teachers should warn teenagers about this game as different teenage suicide cases have been recorded in India. Especially, the bonding of parents with children should be strong enough to share everything with each other.
KIRAN FATIMA
Islamabad

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