Increase in student injuries as 'Blue Whale' haunts Karak


Published: 2017-12-31 11:32

Last Updated: 2017-12-31 11:32

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Roya News Source

The “Blue Whale” game has consumed one of the schools in Jordan’s Karak province, after students tried to accomplish the tasks asked by the game.

A security source told Roya that a police station in Karak received a notice about students harming themselves using sharp tools in one the public schools in the province.

Ongoing investigations revealed that the unusual behavior was a result of the “Blue Whale” game, which students downloaded and consequently received different tasks to accomplish.

The source added that gamers are asked to hurt themselves until they complete all the tasks and instructions they received, with the final stage instructing the players to commit suicide.

Jordan was one of the worldwide countries that participated in a warning campaign against this game, after recording suicide incidents among those under the age of 15.

The Russian “Blue Whale” game, also known as “Blue Whale Challenge,” is a game that exists in several countries, and was launched in 2016.

The game consists of a series of tasks assigned to players over a 50-day period, where gamers are asked to send photos as a proof of completing the tasks.
The final challenge requires players to commit suicide.