This game emerged in Russia in early 2017.

In Russia more than 100 deaths have been attributed to the “Blue Whale” challenge or similar games. In February two adolescents jumped from a 14 story building in Irkutsk, in the region of Siberia. According to investigators, these suicides took place after completing the tasks.

In Portugal as at 4th May there are four cases (three of self-mutilation) and one an attempted Suicide that are being investigated by police  for possible connection with this game.

The PSP and GNR have alerted schools throughout the country to this and in turn many have informed parents.

The following information has been provided by the PSP police.

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