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Letter from the Superintendent-Blue Whale

 

—Posted by: Kristina Repp, Updated on: May 12, 2017


Once again I find myself in the position of sharing what I consider a potential threat to the safety of our children. "Blue Whale" is a social media challenge that "encourages young people to...complete a number of challenges over a 50-day period, such as watching a horror movie or harming themselves. An anonymous taskmaster monitors the group's members. Each task becomes increasingly harmful, until the final challenge, when they are told to take their own life."  

I am including a link to a news article, though information is easily obtained by conducting an online search. This article is from BBC news in the UK. Frankly, the news articles I found from US based sources provide links to so much inappropriate and unrelated material, I was uncomfortable sharing them.  

As always, I am available should you need assistance or additional information.    

Leslie Chretien, Superintendent  

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39882664/blue-whale-challenge-administrator-pleads-guilty-to-inciting-suicide  

Originally Submitted
May 12, 2017



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