Blue Whale self harm online 'game'

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07 Apr 2017

Schools should be aware of an online 'game' called Blue Whale, that orginated in Russia, which is encouraging teenagers to self-harm for 50 days before commiting suicide.

Action for schools

Staff are encouraged to read managing self harm guidance (see downloads section) that will:

  • Increase understanding and awareness of self-harm
  • Alert staff to warning signs and risk factors
  • Provide guidance for staff dealing with students who self-harm
  • Help senior leaders consider how to support staff that have to deal with self-harm, ensuring they too can deal with the feelings this evokes.

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Last updated: 19 Apr 2017

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