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Please be aware of new dangerous game

posted 24 Apr 2017, 01:01 by Karen Bricknell

We have been advised of a new 'game' which is very dangerous. It has been identified that a self-harming on-line game called ‘Blue Whale’ encourages young people to self-harm for 50 days and then commit suicide on the last day. The game involves young people carving a whale on their forearm. We understand it originates in Russia, but there have been cases reported in the UK.

If you suspect any young person may be playing this game, please consider them to be at significantly increased risk of self-harm and report them immediately to the Safeguarding team: Mr Johnston or Ms Cartmel on 01983 409165.