The psychology behind the deadly "blue whale".
"The best gift we can give our children is not to solve all their problems, instead of taking them to the well and teaching them to drink"
Today's media is full of articles about this lethal game called blue whale that targets teenagers and young adults. As we all know, it is a 50-day challenge whose ultimate goal is suicide.
What I would like to talk about here is not about the game, but about the psychology behind these teasers.
The first thing we need to know is the characteristics of adolescents. In general, teenagers are very curious to know new things and try different things that involve risks. That is the reason why this blue whale is aimed at teenagers. We would have heard a teenager say that no one understands how she feels hurt by being betrayed by a friend. We often hear teenagers say to their parents: "you do not understand me". To preserve their sense of uniqueness, create stories full of fantasies. In this way they create and live in a world that is far from reality. Some examples of fantasy stories in which teenagers are very interested are: the Harry Potter series, The Maze Runner, Jumanji, etc., and series such as the game of thrones, Flash, etc.
During adolescence, a process of detachment allows them to develop a personalized set of beliefs. In this process of achieving an identity for themselves that sometimes develop conflicts with parents. When they are not able to cope with this identity crisis, they get confused. In this confusion of identity, they isolate themselves from their peers and parents. Only such teenagers enter such games.
As parents and elders, what we can do is make them aware of their social responsibilities and develop feelings of self-esteem in them. This will allow them to develop more confidence and have a positive attitude towards life.
If you find that your child has trouble sleeping, isolating themselves from the group or any change in their regular behavior pattern, feel free to get help and guidance from an expert.
Read the full article "Psychology Behind Blue Whale Game" written by Dr.Lakshmi T Rajan (PhD) at Practo.com here: https://www.practo.com/healthfeed/psychology-behind-blue-whale-game- 29544 / post
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