A sinister suicide “game” is causing concern in Europe after a recent rise in cases.
The social media challenge, which started in Russia, encourages young people to complete tasks that become progressively more extreme.
In a recent case of the “Blue Whale” game, an adolescent girl was saved while attempting to hang herself in Pas-de-Calais, France.
«Blue Whale Challenge» : une ado tente de se suicider dans le Pas-de-Calais https://t.co/VwOrhT0vdv— Le Parisien (@le_Parisien) March 28, 2017
Hundreds are thought to have died in Russia after carrying out the daily tasks, which involve self harming.
The final instruction from the game’s “administrator” is for the participant to kill themselves.
PCC (@DC_PCC) March 13, 2017