Ministry of Home Affairs

Blue Whale Game

Posted On: 02 JAN 2018 5:02PM by PIB Delhi

            Instances of children committing suicide while allegedly playing Blue Whale Challenge Game were reported in various States/UTs and all States /UTs were directed to monitor the situation closely and take action against proponent of the game. In this regard, a Committee was formed under the chairmanship of DG, Computer Emergency Response Team-India (CERT-In) to investigate cases of suicide committed or attempted allegedly using ‘Blue Whale Challenge Game’. The Committee analysed the internet activities, device activities, call records and other social media activity, other forensic evidences and also interacted with rescued victims associated with these incidents. Involvement of Blue Whale Challenge Game in any of these incidents could not be established.

Training of law enforcement personnel is an ongoing activity and various national and state police academies/institutes regularly organize training programmes. Law Enforcement Agencies regularly monitor the social media sites and take action under existing legal provisions for removal of malicious contents/materials.    

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today.

 

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