Beware of Online 'Suicide Game'

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A social media game called the "Blue Whale Challenge" which originated in the United States of  America in which children are urged to cut themselves and take their own lives is raising alarm across the world where suicide prevention advocates are advising parents and guardians to be vigilant.

The "Blue Whale Challenge" is a 50-day challenge competition where teenagers compete among themselves on social media as an online curator gives them tasks to carry out, such as watching horror movies and performing self-harming activities like cutting, CNN reported on Sunday.

The Sun reported in May that pictures of these self-harming acts were being posted by the teens on Instagram.

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