Teenagers, especially, are vulnerable to peer pressure to take part in dangerous online challenges because of the internet’s reputation as a “dark realm.”
In recent years, social media has featured several dangerous “challenges,” ranging from inconsiderate and foolish to lethal. In recent days, the Roro Chan Challenge has become an epidemic across all kinds of social media. It’s the latest in a long line of difficult social media tasks.
Most of these challenges have participants perform lighthearted and generally innocuous activities to bring attention to important societal concerns. In contrast, there are dangerous trials like the Roro Chan and Blue Whale. Let’s investigate the drawbacks of the Roro Chan exercise and describe everything we know about Roro Chan.
What is the Roro Chan Challenge?
Online, the perilous Roro Chan challenge has resurfaced. Self-injury, smoking, and other destructive behaviors are part of the problem. Roro Chan is a recent trend in which individuals are given specific missions.’ Unfortunately, doing these things could endanger your life.
To complete this challenge, you will need to engage in behaviors that could result in your death. Excessive risk-taking behavior includes sprinting in front of moving cars, balancing on ledges, or intentionally injuring oneself. All of them are extremely risky endeavors with real potential for serious injury or death.
This event is dedicated to Roro Chan, a Japanese teenager who took her own life in 2013. The internet was a witness to her final moments.
Who was Roro-Chan?
14-year-old Japanese livestreamer Roro-Chan (also known as Rorochan 1999 or Ruru-chan) committed suicide by jumping off the 13th story of her apartment building while broadcasting in 2013.
Roro-Chan thought that by jumping in front of a moving stream, she would become a “legend.” In 2020, the song and music video “Ruru’s Suicide Show on a Livestream” by Shinsei Kamattechan brought the narrative to a wider audience in Japan and the West, inspiring a wave of fan art paying honour to Roro-Chan.
The “Roro-Chan challenge” went viral in the same year, asking internet users to imitate the character Roro-Chan in a live stream. Video of Roro-building-jumping Chan’s antics also went viral.
During a webcast on November 24, 2013, Roro-Chan jumped off the balcony of her 13th-storey apartment. Roro-Chan is seen in the video going around the building’s exterior and hoisting a box to the roof.
There is a lot of heaving and muttering. Roro-Chan gets up on the box, revealing her pink trousers and the view from the rooftop, and then she leaps off. The camera pans across the night sky and a string of bright street lights as she lands and a dull thump can be heard. The video has been reposted on both YouTube and Imgur (in GIF format). Many online users allegedly urged her to end her life, while others urged her to find another method to achieve legendary status.
The specific cause of Roro-suicide Chan’s is unknown, but it is speculated that bullying played a role. Likewise, a Japanese news item confirming her death was posted to YouTube.
How do you protect other people from dangers like these?
It is crucial that people learn about these threats so they can protect themselves and others online. As a parent, it is important for you to monitor your teen’s online activity, especially on social media. Refrain from interacting with accounts taking part in challenges like these; doing so could encourage them to escalate the situation.
A Twitter user put it this way: The girls participating in the challenge will be motivated to keep going if people “hype” them up by searching for and responding to their tweets. Spread this and make sure everyone knows everything we know about Roro Chan.
Final acts of self-harm are broadcast live during the Roro Chan Challenge
Users are urged to participate in the challenge in various “means,” many of which are linked to the live streamer’s last known activities. The challenge consists of progressively more difficult tasks, such as jumping from a large height or racing through traffic like a 14-year-old girl, and is filmed in real time. The terrible video shows Roro Chan stepping on a box to launch herself over the railing while holding her phone aloft.
After reaching the top of the box, the phone begins a furious spin, indicating a rapid onset of precipitation. When it reaches the ground, it stays put. Those who have seen the Livestream claim that they can make out Roro Chan’s “either out of human instinct or quick sorrow” cry. Roro Chan is not seen in the video save for her legs at the beginning, leading many to believe it is authentic.
Many have speculated that Roro Chan may have staged the video to make it appear like she had died, fooling her internet followers into believing she had passed away. However, a great deal of web information seems to substantiate her suicide.
In 2014, a 14-year-old Japanese girl garnered worldwide attention as she was honored with the title of the challenge that bore her name. The girl in the issue, identified only as Roro Chan, was a daredevil who posted her exploits online. She met with tragic consequences after attempting one such test of her mettle. The final moments of her life were broadcast online.
We cannot, in good conscience, discuss the circumstances of her death. Users who issue such challenges request that the challenged individuals broadcast the events in real-time. The result is a widespread promotion of self-harm and an increase in bloodshed. Speculation places Roro-birth Chan’s year in 1999.
At 13, she started streaming on the Japanese platform FC2 under the moniker Rorochan 1999. She is said to have hidden her face in her broadcasts. Roro-Chan would run alongside traffic with automobiles and stand on high-up ledges in addition to playing the piano, singing, and vlogging live stream. Because of this, Roro-Chan gained a fan base.
Many of her old videos have been reposted on YouTube, including one in which she plays the piano and interacts with her audience while singing covers and another in which she freaks out at seeing her reflection in the camera’s phone screen. As of that time, Roro-Chan could also be found on Twitter. Her final tweet, interpreted as “quick,” was sent out on November 23, 2013.
Japanese band Shinsei Kamattechan released a song on January 8, 2020, titled “Ruru’s Suicide Show on a Livestream,” which detailed Roro-suicide Chan’s and her mental state before she took her own life. Anime-styled visuals depict Roro-stand-in, Chan, who is seen strolling the streets of Japan while wearing an eyepatch that doubles as a camera or a phone strapped to her head (presumably to symbolize her live streaming).
Ultimately, Roro-Chan jumps from a building, and the film cuts to a scene of nooses and then a field of flowers meant to represent him in the hereafter. This music video has over 29.7 million views on YouTube.The popularity of Roro-tale Chan’s grew thanks to the music video’s promotion. Several video makers on the platform released pieces that year delving deeper into the circumstances behind her suicide by reviewing old postings and clips.
There have been numerous attempts to decipher her suicide, such as interpreting tweets, watching old recordings, and making assumptions about her mental state. Examples include a video uploaded by Banner in February 2020 on YouTube that has amassed over 547,000 views in 11 months and a video uploaded by ScareTheater in May 2020 that has amassed over 1.9 million views in eight months.