Children with vulnerable mindset are often targeted by the games like BlueWhale. Some Blue Whales come to beach & die; it is exactly with the game. It is advised to parents to be very much vigilant about children’s internet use.
A 16-year-old boy in Kerala was reported to have committed suicide on 26 July 2017, after playing the online Blue Whale game. Hailing from Thiruvananthapuram, it was said he ended his life after allegedly completing the tasks of this deadly game. Recalling the ordeal, the mother of the deceased told the media, boy had committed suicide after deleting all the games from his mobile phone. Acknowledging that her son had informed her about playing the fatal game, she said she had persuaded him to refrain from playing it, but to no avail. She also said he had downloaded the game nine months ago and that he told her not to worry if he dies soon. His mother also revealed that he used to visit cemeteries during the night and go to the beach alone. One of the tasks assigned to the players involved watching the horror videos sent to them by promoters of the game, it is believed. The boy had also drawn on his wrist with a compass, his mother said, adding that he had offered to donate his organs after his death.