Kid kills himself in satanic ritual.

It’s what happens when parents fail in their responsibilities and don’t check what their kids are doing on social networking sites.

And don’t give me any shit about these kids having a “right to privacy.”

The father of a San Antonio, Texas, area teenage boy said his son apparently killed himself while participating in the satanic “Blue Whale Challenge” that is spreading on social media.

After playing the game online, the parents of 15-year-old Isaiah Gonzalez found him hanging in his bedroom. His father, Jorge Gonzalez, wants other parents to know about the dangers of this game that is believed to have originated in Russia, Fox News reported.

“It talks about satanic stuff and stuff like that and my son was never into that,” the teen’s father told KSAT ABC12 in San Antonio. He said his son showed no signs of being involved in anything like this. “We had no signs at all. Isaiah was Isaiah.”

Police in San Antonio told the local ABC affiliate this is the first they have heard about this game. The game reportedly involves online predators who target teens using cellphone apps and chat rooms.

It appears Isaiah live streamed his suicide as part of the game. His parents found his cell phone propped up with a shoe to point it at his final act.

During the game, the victims are challenged to do increasingly dangerous acts. They are said to be threatened with acts of violence against their family if they fail to execute their tasks. The final task is reported to be suicide.

There are 50 daily tasks assigned to the victims, the Washington Post reported. Officials blame the game for deaths all over the world. It is played out in Facebook groups and Instagram, the newspaper reported.

Isaiah’s mother, Angela Cantu-Gonzalez posted a tribute video to her son’s memory on Facebook.

Isaiah’s sister, Scarlett Cantu-Gonzalez told WOAI reporters that others knew about his participation but did not warn his family. “They blew it off like it was a joke and if one of them would have said something, one of them would have called us, he would have been alive,” she said.

A teenage girl in Atlanta, Georgia, is also said to have become a victim of the game, CNN reported. The 16-year-old girl, her parents withheld her name, painted pictures that appeared to be abstract art. In retrospect, images of blue whales can be seen in the paintings.

“So these were paintings that she drew that were displayed at an art show at school,” her brother told CNN. “At first look, you don’t think anything of it, you just think of an abstract painting.”

In May, School officials in Baldwin, Alabama posted this warning on Facebook to advise parents of the dangers of the “Blue Whale Challenge:”

Jorge Gonzalez warns parents to take action to prevent this tragedy from happening to their children. ““I want them to go through their phones, look at their social media,” he said to reporters from KSAT. “If they’re on that challenge already, they can catch that from happening.”

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  1. bogsidebunny says:

    Many 15 year olds have no sense of mortality. Matter of fact many older folks don’t either. I can even waste an “gee what a shame” on the ignorant turds because it would be hypocritical.

  2. dekare says:

    I have to wonder…did this kid somehow think everyone would think he was cool for completing the challenge? Or worse, did he have some sense of being around afterwards to show off? I have seen suicides where the person killing themselves has this “revenge” mentality where they somehow think they will be around to see the painful look on the faces of those they want to hurt.

    For me, suicides fall into two categories. One where the person wants to end it all as their life is completely without hope and they see no other way out and two, where they kill themselves to punish others. Which one did this kid fall under.

    And for the mention above about kids having privacy…NO THEY DO NOT. Parent MUST know what their kids are getting into. I blame liberals for telling kids they have rights and that parents are not allowed to snoop. A parent NEEDS to know what their kids are getting into so that they can intervene before some life-altering event happens, or as in this case…death.

    Every parent needs to search their kids bedrooms and look for signs of anything harmful. Try not to let the kid find out, but if they do, let them whine about privacy….too bad.

    I lost my nephew for the very reason that his parents “trusted” him. I could see it coming that the kid was in trouble, but the parents were blind to it. They knew he was in the wrong crowd, but somehow claimed their son was a good kid and not like the others he hung out with. They also refused to punish him or ground him, as they were worried about his self-esteem. He got busted at school for skipping and for drugs, but they thought punishing him would drive him further away from them, as they wanted to be his friend so that he might confide in them. They thought that if they continued to let him do what he wanted, he would somehow come around after one of the many “talks” they would have. In less than two years the kid went from a wonderful, cheerful and handsome young man to this thug with long hair, oversized ear plugs or whatever they hell they were, piercings and so on, and not once was he told “NO”. It was always the same excuse, he’s just being a kid and experimenting.

    Well, two weeks before his 18th birthday and two months before high school graduation, he breaks into his parents bedroom (Yes, they had a deadbolt on their bedroom as they knew he was stealing drugs from their medicine cabinet), steals some pain meds and overdoses at his buddies house one morning before school. His buddy didn’t know what to do, so he simply went to school and left him there in his room. Not sure if he knew he was dead or passed out, but he just left him there. (Who does that?) Well, at the end of the school day, buddy comes home and only then tells someone. By then, it was way too late of course.

    The phone call I got from his father that night was a gut punch to say the least. I almost had to check who I was talking to, as there was no way I was speaking to who I knew it was. All I can say is that until you lose a very close family member who is so young, and someone who is supposed to live long after you leave this world, there is nothing to describe it.

    Anyway, the moral here is, you have kids, you dig into their lives and find out what they are in to. You punish them if need be, you come down on them like a ton of bricks if you have to. Let them hate you if they have to. The goal is to make sure they live long enough to one day understand that you were looking out for them. So that one day, they too will have kids that they too can snoop into their lives as well.

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