August 30, 2018 12:16 pm
The Momo Challenge reportedly started on Facebook where members were "challenged" to communicate with an unknown number. It allegedly involves challenges that encourage children to engage in a series of violent acts that end with suicide.
February 05, 2018 6:17 am
The project, which started in September last year, is being headed by faculty in-charge Professor Ponnurangam Kumaraguru.
February 04, 2018 3:05 pm
The project would be using Artificial Intelligence-based techniques such as machine learning which throws open other options to developers such as natural language processing, social net analysis and information retrieval to collect cues from social media, the professor said,
February 02, 2018 7:24 pm
IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that social media platforms must remove dangerous online games like Blue Whale challenge from their services.
October 27, 2017 11:17 pm
The Blue Whale Challenge is supposedly a suicide game where the participant has to complete a task every day, for a period of 50 days, the final task of which is committing suicide. A number of teen suicides across India has been attributed to the 'deadly' game.
October 27, 2017 1:39 pm
The Supreme Court said channels must spread awareness about the hazardous impact of the game through the programme.
October 14, 2017 5:39 am
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra also sought the government’s response on a plea seeking to firewall similar games like Choking game, Salt and Ice Challenge, Fire Challenge, Cutting challenge, Eyeball challenge and Human Embroidery game
October 06, 2017 8:17 pm
School principal Kamlesh Kumar said the institute had been advising students about the ill-effects of the game in morning prayer sessions. He said the children were also being counselled on the matter.
October 02, 2017 6:34 am
We are going towards individualism and independence. The reason is we no longer are able to monitor our children or have time for them; children also dislike questioning and interference.
October 02, 2017 6:22 am
“We are urging the parents to monitor what games their wards are playing on the mobile. In the school as well if we get any information about any child even talking about this deadly game , the counsellor is immediately asked to counsel that child and the child’s parents are alerted too," Harsimran Kaur said.
June 22, 2020 6:55 pm