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#BlueWhale Challenge Statement

The Davis Police Department and Suicide Prevention of Yolo County (SPYC) have collaborated with DJUSD to provide a statement to parents regarding a social media app called the “Blue Whale Game” or the “Blue Whale Challenge”. The app starts as a scavenger hunt-type game and becomes increasingly unsafe as it encourages users to engage in acts of self-harm and eventually suicide. We have no reports of Davis students using it at this time. However, given the potentially dangerous nature of the game and the contagion associated with behaviors of this type, we encourage parents to be aware, talk to your students, monitor their social media usage, and limit access if necessary.

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