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Blue Whale Challenge

The government has banned the Blue Whale Challenge online game, which has led teenagers to commit suicide. But, the game is already available under other names like 'A Silent House', 'A Sea of Whales' and 'Wake Me Up at 4:20 AM'. Computer security experts and child psychologists suggest strict action, monitoring and use of existing provisions to make more accountable and accountable operators such as Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo.

In a letter dated August 11, 2017, the government ordered Internet elders to immediately remove links from the dangerous online game. The letter from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) to the Internet Elders gives instructions on Internet and social platforms after the law and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, an official source said. The white whale challenge is a suicide game in which the player receives certain tasks to achieve for a period of 50 days and the final task is to commit suicide. The player is also invited to share photos after completing the challenge.

"Cert-In should proactively follow these games and make a list that should be made available to the Internet and social networks to block it," said Sahil Bagla, an IT security expert. Taking advantage of the availability of a deadly Internet game, Meity said: "It is understood that a game manager uses a social media platform to invite / encourage children to play this game, allow extreme measures to be taken to inflict injuries, including the suicide ".

"The Information Technology Act of India has sufficient powers for intermediaries such as Google and Facebook to avoid hosting these links on their site, which requires political will, is essential," says Pawan Duggal, a cyber law expert. India, too, a number of deaths were supposed to be related to this game. More than legal, psychologists suggest a greater indulgence of parents to deal with dangerous online games. "More parental observation, especially with children involved in online games, is critical," says Ajay Sharma, a child psychologist.


3 Another name for Blue Whale Challenge