Irish parents issued SERIOUS warning over online game
Irish parents have been issued a serious warning over a new online game that is spreading across the world.
The game, named Blue Whale, is play on social media and ask users to follow a set of tasks over the course of 50 days.
After 50 days the players are instructed to take their own lives.
There have been no reports of the game in Ireland yet, however police in the UK, and across Europe have warned parents to be vigilant and to be aware of the game, revealing its use is spreading.
Jim Harding, founder of group Bully4U told The Irish Sun:
“It’s unknown who is behind the game. With its disturbing commands, distributed through social media, teenagers have been told to carve the shape of a whale on their arms and legs. They are then told to wake up at 4.20am to listen to certain songs and watch horror movies. On day 50 users are ordered to take their own lives. This is a terrifying development in the use of social media and parents need to wake up to these dangers.”