An Alabama school system is warning parents about a potentially deadly game called the "Blue Whale Challenge" or "Blue Whale Game."
"The student then downloads the Blue Whale app, which hacks into their personal information and cannot be deleted. The app originators then threaten the teenagers with harm to their families or releasing of personal information until they kill themselves."
"While we do not know of any students who have done that, we need to make sure that parents are armed with the information necessary to protect their children," the author wrote. "We will do the same in our schools. We are checking computers and speaking with students to make sure that they are not involved or influenced."
While information is limited on the "game," multiple media reports indicate that participants are assigned to complete challenges over a 50-day period, with the final challenge being for the participant to commit suicide. Multiple reports indicate the tasks also include risky behaviors including sitting on the edge of a roof, as well as watching horror movies and waking up at uncommon hours.