#95 The Blue Whale Challenge
August 4, 2017•57 min
To date over 130 young people from around the globe have committed suicide through an online contest/promotion/dare. It's being called THE BLUE WHALE and though a series of tasks and steps, this daredevil promotion is bent on encouraging kids to take their own lives. Experts say this is a modern day 'Psychological Manipulation' Jonestown. Tasks such as: make lengthwise cuts on the person’s own arm, get up at 4:20 and go to the roof, cut your lip, sit down on a roof with legs dangling over the edge, do not talk with anyone all day... fifty tasks are given until finally the date for the player's death is scheduled.
What kind of person would come up with an idea like this to try and convince teenage girls to kill themselves? What can we do to stop teens from playing in this deadly game? Why would young people want to play this deadly game - are they not taking it seriously?
Co-hosts Barbara McGee, Erin Morgart & Helene Philipsen take the conversation upwards to question things like POPULATION CONTROL and MIND MANIPULATION. Although Helene is not exactly going along - she actually needed Malcolm in this one!
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