'T-ARA Game' Amongst Elementary Students

By Staff Writer | August 18, 2012 05:34 PM EDT

'T-ARA Game' Amongst Elementary Students
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According to sources, a recent new trend titled, 'T-ARA Game' is gaining popularity amongst elementary school students. 

On Friday, someone posted on an online community board saying, "Kids are starting to bully and exclude others and calling it the 'T-ARA Game.'" The name of the game clearly refers to the girl group's recent controversy about bullying within the group.

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One of the kids is denominated as the target and the other kids, using KakaoTalk, Twitter and other SNS services, will bully the target consistently. If you don't agree to do this, you're the next target.

The blogger, who is a 24 year old college student, said that his 3rd grade niece is copying what T-ARA did with her group of friends. At his sister's house he got curious when his niece and group of friends were all on KakaoTalk and when he looked, he found some shocking phrases like, "Since you're being bullied now, you have to do everything we say," and "Are you crazy? Why aren't you responding? Do you want to die?"

His niece told him, "You just pick one person and bully them like T-ARA did, it's kind of fun. It doesn't matter 'cause I'm not being bullied. No one told us about this but you know that T-ARA bullied Hwayoung." Hearing this, he made his niece exit the KakaoTalk group chat but his niece protested saying, "But I'm going to be bullied" and proceeded to cry.

When internet users heard about this new game, they lamented the news, saying "The influence that idol groups have on kids.." "Can't believe that it's affecting even elementary kids," and "Bullying shouldn't be a game."

Tagged :  T-ARA, Hwayoung


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