Blue Whale game: Child rights panel members inspect school in Chandigarh, student narrates how he saved friend

A Class VIII student of the Shivalik Public School narrated to child rights panel members how he helped his friend come out of the Blue Whale challenge.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: September 28, 2017 4:07 am
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A Class VIII student of the Shivalik Public School in Sector 41 on Wednesday narrated to child rights panel members how he helped his friend come out of the Blue Whale challenge.

The members of Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) visited the school on Wednesday for a routine inspection.

During their visit, they sensitised the school students when this student stood up in the class and spoke about the horror his friend went through.

CCPCR chairperson Harjinder Kaur said: “The student told us that his friend had shared that after passing certain levels, the curator had started threatening that his family would be harmed.”

It was then when they approached the parents of the student who took him to a doctor and also got the link deleted. The CCPCR chairperson then told the students that they are the ones who have to sensitise their friends about the issue and its harmful effects.

The CCPCR chairperson said they would also issue an advisory on the matter. “We will hold a meeting with the stakeholders and issue some guidelines. In fact people are not clear about the online game, its mechanism and how it is operated. We will consult with the administration,” said Kaur.

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