Since past few days we are seeing many new articles, awareness programs etc. talking about the suicidal Blue Whale Game or Blue Whale Challenge that has apparently made its way to Pakistan. Now the Digita Rights Foundation, the force behind the Cyber Harassment Helpline in a Facebook post revealed that a few people have come forward asking for help.
Reportedly, some people have received an email from someone who claims to be the convenor of the suicide game and is threatening them by claiming to possess the personal details of the user. The team couldn’t ascertain the authenticity of the email or the sender.
The Cyber Harassment Helpline was designed to help people battle the online bullying and abuse. Digital Rights Foundation which is a brain child of social activist Nighat Dad equips the victim the means to battle cyber harassment through their helpline. You can learn how the helpline works by clicking here.
It is yet unclear how the convenors of this Blue Whale Game talk to the teenagers and convince them to take part in the sick game. Till now, the game has reportedly taken more than 130 lives in various countries which is quite a shocking number.
According to The Express Tribune, two young men from Mardan between the ages of 19 and 21 have been the latest victim of the game. the two men approached Dr. Imran Khan, a psychiatrist at Peshawar’s Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) for treatment after they suffered from depression while trying to complete the Blue Whale Challenge.
This is not just an advisory to the parents but it goes without saying that if you see anyone behaving differently, depressed or shows the signs of self-harm, don’t let it go unnoticed.