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Awareness Against Blue Whale Game Dangers to be Spread by the Schools: Supreme Court

Supreme Court has directed all the States and Union Territories to aware children about the danger of the Blue Whale Game by organising the awareness programmes in the schools while dismissing the plea for banning the blue whale game.
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Supreme Court has directed all the States and Union Territories to aware children about the danger of the Blue Whale Game by organising the awareness programmes in the schools while dismissing the plea for banning the blue whale game. 

Chief Justice Dipak Mishra further said that the while creating awareness it should be kept in consideration that the information of the awareness programme should be passed on with clarity.

The court held that there is need of awareness programme as the children should grow up with being aware of the dangers and how to avoid it. It is not necessary that the awareness programme needs to be about this game but it should be about the dignity of life and not to waste the life by falling in the traps of the others.

The Court in previous hearings also directed the Doordarshan and Private TV Channels to air a programme on the negative effects of the game at a prime time.

Attorney General KK Venugopal has submitted before the court the various steps to handle the menace of the Blue Whale game. Some of the submissions made by him are as follows:

  • Constitution of a committee chaired by the Director General of CERT for investigating all cases of suicide have been attempted by using the Blue Whale Game.
  • Issuance of Circulars to the schools by the Ministry of Human Resource Development
  • Directions to Google India, Microsoft India and Facebook India by Meit Y to immediately remove the links of the blue whale game or any other from their pages.

The Attorney general further submitted that the parents and teachers also have a prime duty to see that the children do not fall in the traps of this game. In the home parental care, love and affection will help them to be away from this game and in schools it becomes the responsibility of the teachers.

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Reviewed by:
Mehak Sharma
Published on 30th Nov, 2017
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