In order to keep the innocent children away from the game 'Blue Whale Challenge', education department of Lucknow has banned the smartphones in the schools.
'Blue Whale Challenge' is an online dare game which has been linked to the deaths of various teens across the world. Guardians of the children have also been warned to keep an eye on their ward to make sure that they are not engage in the game at home.
The orders came after the reports of 14 year old boy, Adityan Vardhan, hanging himself in his room in Indira Nagar became public. His death was linked to the game 'Blue Whale Challenge'.
"Use of smart phones by students in schools has been banned. For this, directives are being issued to randomly check students while teachers and parents have also been asked to monitor activities of children," District Inspector of Schools Mukesh Kumar Singh told PTI.
"We are also asking school authorities to randomly check students. If a child appears tense or abnormal, it should immediately be noticed and he should be counseled", he said.
Director General of Police Sulkhan Singh has also asked the officials to be in contact with the school authorities to make sure that children are being prevented from playing the game.
"Taking cognizance of the suicides, the Information Technology Ministry had also directed social media giants such as Facebook, Google and Instagram to remove links of the controversial game from their sites," the DGP said.