Blue Whale game: Here's how Instagram is helping prevent suicides

Aug 03, 2017, 19:49 IST | midday online correspondent

While kids across the city are committing suicide because of the Blue Whale Challenge, one social media group is taking the bull by the horns and helping kids find their way out 

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The Blue Whale challenge is everywhere, with teenagers in the city are allegedly committing suicide after playing this game.

But it seems one social media group - Instagram is making an earnest effort to stop people from accessing this hashtag #bluewhalechallenge.

Blue Whale Challenge

As soon as you search for the hashtag, Instagram sends you a warning asking if they can help. The pop-up also encourages a user to seek help and offers help themselves.

Blue Whale Challenge

Once a user clicks on the link provided, they offer services like messaging a friend, contact a helpline and get tips and support. 

You may also like - All you need to know about the mysterious Blue Whale suicides

Blue Whale Challenge

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