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One more child commit suicide because of Blue Whale Challenge

You may heard the browser game named Blue Whale. The game has been related to numerous suicide across the world. And today, one more teen commit suicide because of the Blue Whale. A 16 years old teenager Ahmet Kagan G. who is living in Trabzon, Turkey shot himself from his head last night. After the incident happens, his friends told the police he was playing Blue Whale. After the reports from his friends, Police seized his computer for further investigation. This incident already become news in numerous famous Turkish media outlets.

What is Blue Whale game?

According to Wikipedia; Blue Whale, also known as Blue Whale Challenge, is a social network phenomenon dating from 2016 that is claimed to exist in several countries. It is a “game” reportedly consisting of a series of tasks assigned to players by administrators over a 50-day period, initially innocuous before introducing elements of self-harm and the final challenge requiring the player to commit suicide.

“Blue Whale” first attracted news coverage in May 2016 in an article in Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta that linked many unrelated child suicides to membership of group “F57” on the Russian-based VKontakte social network. A wave of moral panic swept Russia. However, the piece was later criticised for attempting to make a causal link where none existed, and none of the suicides was found to be as a result of the group activities. Claims of suicides connected to the game have been reported worldwide but none has been confirmed.

Murat Oktay

Video games have been my passion for as long as I can remember. I have been writing and managing in the game industry for more than 30 years. I've been playing Diablo 2 nonstop since it first came out.

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