Yes, it’s still going on and yes - people are still doing it.
For those who don’t know, Blue Whale is a suicide game where you have to do 50 tasks, the last one resulting in your suicide. 15 people have died from this but it is believed there are much more victims than the ones identified.
The creator of the game was, in fact, a psychology student. He was pretty young too.
Where did the name come from? Well - I’m not sure. But it may have been from the fact that whales commit suicide by beaching themselves - the act of swimming to the shore on purpose, killing themselves, and obviously, we all know whales need to live in the water to survive.
It’s a very sadistic, manipulative game. If you ever receive an invitation to play on something like Whatsapp, don’t reply. BLOCK. THEM.