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Warning about social media challenge that encourages self harm

Warning about social media challenge that encourages self harm

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 5:58am 16th July 2020.

A warning is going out to Cornwall about a social media challenge that reportedly encourages young people to take their own lives.

Mums and dads are being urged to watch out for something called Blue Whale.

The dangerous online game, which also encourages self harm, is said to be being circulated on TikTok and Instagram.

Falmouth School shared has post about it on its Facebook page, so people know what to look out for.

"Online social media challenge currently circulating called the Blue Whale Challenge.

"Messages are being sent to youths/vulnerable people requesting their personal information and then different challenges are set over the course on 50 days.

"These challenges include watching scary movies, waking at certain times of night, engraving a whale into your skin, putting your head under water until you pass out.

"At the end of the 50 days you are told to commit suicide. If challenges are not complied with they threaten to release your personal information and threaten to kill you and your family.

"This challenge is being circulated on TikTok and Instagram."

Falmouth School

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