Local friends, it’s been discovered in Collin County some kids are talking about this. People involved with youth be on the lookout for the words. This is no longer an active app but the term is something kids might pick up on and use in a pact.
Unfortunately in the social media world, it doesn’t take long for trends like this to spread. Parents, I don’t think we need to question them about the term Blue Whale unless we hear them use it.
More important – talk to your kids often about the value of life, how important they are and how can he or she can share any desperate thoughts with you because there is nothing you, he or she and God can’t handle!
It’s important we ask older kids questions such as – have you ever heard someone at your school talk about suicide? And use that question as a way to open conversations about life and hope. #counselorthoughts
I also want to make parents aware that we need to talk to our kids about these issues much sooner than we think. My almost 7-year-old son overheard a conversation between my sister and I this morning and asked me if someone committed suicide? I asked him if he knew what that word meant and he said “die on purpose.” In this culture, they know more than they we think they do. Granted I’m a mental health professional, but I’ve never had an intentional conversation until now with him about this subject yet he knew the definition of the word.