Message from Devon & Cornwall Police

An online social media challenge is currently circulating called the Blue Whale Challenge. Messages are being sent to youths/vulnerable people in the Camelford area requesting their personal information and then different challenges are set over the course on 50 days. These challenges include watching scary movies, waking at certain times of night, engraving a whale into your skin, putting your head under water until you pass out. At the end of the 50 days you are told to commit suicide. If challenges are not complied with they threaten to release your personal information and threaten to kill you and your family. This challenge is being circulated on TikTok and Instagram.