What is the game of the devil’s alphabet? 24/04/2019
Nowadays, we can see how often in the networks there are challenges that become viral.
Sometimes they are for good cause like the “Ice Bucket Challenge” where you had to throw buckets of ice water to raise awareness about the ELA. But these challenges do not remain here, there are also other ones that can lead to serious injuries.
Problems of the game of the alphabet of the devil?
The famous “Game of the alphabet of the devil” is a dangerous retouching that has become popular among young people and has forced both parents and schools to be on alert.
It is a game or challenge with which children scratch the back of the hand to another child while he has to say the letters of the alphabet while saying a word that begins with each of them.
It is not the first time that a game of this macabre style is popularized among children.
Previously, there were viral challenges such as the blue whale, which is a sinister challenge that invites children and adolescents to overcome 50 tests (one per day).
The name comes from the belief that these mammals end up committing suicide. Another game is Momo, which encourages minors to perform suicidal, dangerous or violent actions.
What are the creators of these games looking for?
The main objective of these “Challenges” is to achieve virality and reach as many people as possible.
Sometimes citizens themselves who want to alert others about these actions in the digital environment are responsible for making them viral, creating a social alarm without intention.
In this link they explain the reality of these viral games: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-47359623
How can we avoid these challenges?
- Parents should monitor the content their children post online.
- Observe the behavior of your children and detect a strange one.
- Work on the child’s self-esteem.
- Limit access to inappropriate websites on the Internet with SecureKids.
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We hope that with these tips and the help of SecureKids, we can avoid these dangerous “challenges”.