The Blue Whale Game”Blue Whale Challenge”, is an Internet “game” that still to exist in a few countries. The game allegedly consists of a series of tasks assigned to players by administrators during a 50-day period, with the final challenge requiring the player to commit suicide. The term “Blue Whale” originates from the marvel of beached whales, which is connected to suicide.
Blue Whale began in Russia in 2013 with “F57”, one of the names of the so-called “death group” .The game’s administrators or curator discover players through “death groups” or “suicide groups” set up on VK.com (VKontakte). Police in Russia have closed down a few of these groups as of late yet say that when one is closed down, another begins up and this has driven them underground.
Once you’ve been acknowledged by an admin, you are given your first of 50 every day challenges, these can be anything from basic task like tuning in to a specific melody, viewing disrupting recordings and awakening at odd circumstances to substantially more extraordinary solicitations like cutting words or whale images into your skin. The main test for the most part comes at 4:20am. Each time you finish an task, you should give photographic or video evidence of culmination to the administrator.
Since the Blue Whale Game is not an app and neither does it have a website, but piggybacks on social media, it has been challenging to stop the curators of the game from seeking out vulnerable teenagers.
The game is based on the relationship between the challengers (also called players or participants) and the administrators. It involves a series of duties given by the administrators that players must complete, usually one per day, some of which involve self-mutilation. Some tasks can be given in advance, while others can be passed on by the administrators on that day, the last task being suicide.
The list of 50 challenges has been translated from Russian.
Carve with a razor “f57” on your hand, send a photo to the curator.
Wake up at 4.20 a.m. and watch psychedelic and scary videos that curator sends you.
3. Cut your arm with a razor along your veins, but not too deep, only 3 cuts, send a photo to the curator.
If you are ready to “become a whale”, carve “YES” on your leg. If not, cut yourself many times (punish yourself)..
Type “#i_am_whale” in your VKontakte status.
Carve a whale on your hand with a razor, send a photo to curator.
Go to a bridge, stand on the edge.
Climb up a crane or at least try to do it
The curator checks if you are trustworthy.
Have a talk “with a whale” (with another player like you or with a curator) in Skype.
Go to a roof and sit on the edge with your legs dangling.
Another task with a cipher.
The curator tells you the date of your death and you have to accept it.
Wake up at 4:20 a.m. and go to rails (visit any railroad that you can find).
Don’t talk to anyone all day.
Make a vow that “you’re a whale.”
It’s said that the game administrators often choose their victims rather than the players themselves seeking out the game.
The game even really doesn’t exists, it’s not out in the open. You can’t find the Blue Whale Challenge on Google or even on a Facebook group. According to news reports it exists in closed groups and in private message conversations.