In a recent directive, the Supreme Court has directed all the states to make the children aware of the dangers posed by the virtual dare games such as 'Blue Whale Challenge.' The order came after studying the provisional report of the committee set up by the center to look into the suicides committed by the children while they were playing 'Blue Whale Challenge'.
Observing the suicide challenge of the blue whale as a national problem, SC has asked the government last month to come up with a plan within three weeks to ban the game which is believed to have driven many teen to suicide this year.
According to the PTI, a bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said "school-going children should be made aware about the "beauty of life" and the dangers posed by games like 'Blue Whale'."
Chief Secretaries of all states were also directed by the SC to take necessary steps in this direction and it also told the HRD Ministry to take
necessary steps to inform all the schools about the ill-effects of the game.
The SC also said that it is the primary duty of the parents to ensure that their child is not trapped in such games and it is their duty to fill their child with optimism and give him/her love and affection.
In October this year, the SC has also asked that the state-run broadcaster Doordarshan and private TV channels must use the primetime to make children aware of the ill-effects of the game.