Can the Blue Whale Challenge be banned. The answer unfortunately is no. There have been demands seeking its ban, but practically it cannot be done since it is played on the social media using hashtags and later on instant messaging applications.
There is no dedicated application to play this game and hence the question of a ban does not arise.
What is the Blue Whale Challenge?
- It is a suicidal game being played on social media groups.
- A group administrator assigns daily tasks to members, which they have to complete over 50 days.
- The tasks include self-harming, watching horror movies and waking up at unusual hours
- On the 50th day, the controlling manipulators behind the game reportedly instruct the youngsters to commit suicide.
Can it be banned?
Many have called for the ban. Some leaders have even gone to the extent saying that thousands of children have already downloaded the app. The fact is that there is no application dedicated to this game.
It begins with a hashtag and the curators then find out that the person is interested in playing this game. All the conversations are on the social media and on instant messaging applications. This itself suggests that there is no dedicated application for this game. The question then arises, how does one ban this game. The answer is that it cannot be banned.
However experts say that the only way to rid the people of this menace is to get in touch with the social media sites. Pressure could be applied on them to deactivate the hashtags used to play this game. This however would solve the problem only to a certain extent. In fact it would limit the madness only.