Parents/carers are reminded of the importance of speaking to their children about their online activity. There is a new phenomenon called the ‘Momo Challenge’ it is particularly disturbing and distressing causing a serious risk to the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and young people.
- Players are encouraged to contact Momo (a disfigured character) and provide their mobile number
- They will then receive instructions to perform a series of challenges, via SMS or Whatsapp
- Participation leads to abusive messaging and their mobile device being hacked
Children and young people will be seeing images and made aware of the challenge through various platforms (YouTube, Minecraft, Playstation etc). It is crucial that there are continued discussions as similar ‘challenges’ will emerge in the future.
For more information please follow this link, but
please be aware this article does include the 'Momo' picture
which you may find disturbing