The go to for teachers and parents has to be CEOP:-
Tackling the Online Trolls
We have discovered a game through the media and our safeguarding updates, that we feel you should be aware of. As you know from my previous communication we have a duty of care for our children and are striving to do all we can to ensure that you are given the latest information to help safeguard our young people.
It is called ‘The Blue Whale Game’ and is played via many social media platforms. Players are given a master who controls them for 50 days and each day they are given a task to complete. One task might be to wake up in the middle of the night or watching horror movies and they steadily escalate with another task being for them to self-harm and scratch a blue whale somewhere on their body. On the 50th day the masters behind the game instruct the young people to commit suicide and sadly across the world some have done this.
To reiterate the most important messages about keeping safe online:
ü Follow the age restrictions
ü Put privacy settings on
ü Don’t participate in anonymous chat
ü Block, delete and report users or posts that worry you.
ü As parents, keep the conversation going on at home; talk to your child about what they are doing online
Please continue to be vigilant and support us in keeping all our young people safe and should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.