There’s a new Internet craze going around, and our kids are at risk.
One was the life of 13-year-old Conor Wilmot.
Conor’s grieving father, Greg, is warning parents everywhere of the “game” this week after burying his son, who died by suicide.
Conor is believed to have participated in the Blue Whale Challenge—an online game which gives “players” disgusting tasks to complete for 50 days before finally killing themselves as the final challenge to end the game.
Tasks start off somewhat silly—like watching a horror film, or waking up at a particular time during the night. But they quickly escalate to dangerous stunts like dangling from a roof, or acts of self-harm.
Greg found his son’s body in a field near his home in Sixmilebridge, Co Clare, Ireland, on May 11.