What is the Blue Whale Challenge?

The Blue Whale Challenge is a social media challenge that encourages children, teenagers & other users to perform specific tasks, over the course of 50 days, that are assigned to them by an anonymous “group administrator.” The tasks escalate throughout the 50 days and on the last day of the challenge the only way to “win” is to die by suicide.

This resource looks in more detail at the phenomenon and gives recommendations about what can be done by parents and responsible adults and has been written by Jonathan Taylor, a former covert investigator for the MET and now a skilled Online Safety and Social Media Consultant who regularly gives compelling lectures at schools and colleges both at home and abroad on the subject of Online Safety.

Jonathan is a key partner for our Online Safety training course.

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What is the Blue Whale Challenge?