Ghoulish online game urges young people to end their lives

Ghoulish online game urges young people to end their lives
15-year-old Isaiah Gonzalez (Image: Family photo via WOAI)

[Ed. – A word of caution from parents for whom the warning comes too late.]

A San Antonio family is preparing to bury their 15-year old son after they say an internet challenge directed him to commit suicide.

It’s called the Blue Whale Challenge, a social media group that parents say encourages teens to harm themselves and even commit suicide.

A quick Google search shows this dangerous fad starts on social media through things like Facebook Instagram and Snapchat.

The parents of a San Antonio 15-year old are asking others to be vigilant and routinely check their kids’ social media pages.

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“Every day he was always making everybody smile,” said Angela Gonzalez, Isaiah’s mother.

Family members describe Isaiah Gonzalez as a happy and kindhearted 15-year old.

His parents Angela and Jorge say he was getting ready to begin his sophomore year at Southside High School.


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