Published: Thu, February 28, 2019
Culture&Arts | By Rick Owen

Fears 'Momo Challenge' may lead to child deaths

Fears 'Momo Challenge' may lead to child deaths

"I would encourage anyone who has been a victim of the "Momo" challenge to contact Police on 101 or of course, 999 in an emergency so that we can examine the device, gather information and investigate the incident".

"The way you want to have it is talking about how there are people out there in the world who might try to convince you to do bad things might try to convince you to do things that you don't want to do", Wald said. With parents on the alert, Kim Kardashian has taken a moment to raise awareness via her Instagram story. At the moment it's a home issue rather than a school issue.

"It's important for parents to talk regularly with children about these apps and games and the potential risks they can be exposed to".

This will help to restrict the types of content that your child can view, as well as help you to monitor their activity.In addition to this, it's vital that you are aware of your device and account settings to ensure your child's utmost safety.

Schools are warning parents an online suicide game may be making its way into children's YouTube videos such as Peppa Pig. News publications reported the notorious self-harming challenge was targeting children and teenagers in North America, Asia and Europe.

The Ash Field Academy in Leicester, England, also tweeted a warning for parents, and Haslingden Primary School in Rossendale, England, shared a similar message on Facebook.

Also, tell your child to not go openly searching for this content online as it may only cause more distress.

"My daughter turned it off because when [Momo] shows her whole body she is naked and her breasts show", Roussell said.

One Kansas mother said her children were watching a video on YouTube when "Momo" popped up.

Social media apps have a history of safety issues, especially regarding children. It is believed to either be created as a scam to extract personal information or as an urban legend type hoax, and is based on a meme of a sculpture.

Hayashi is not involved in the game, and people appear to be stealing her artwork to intimidate and bully children as young as nine.

And technology experts say that's the real point of all the rumors surrounding the Momo challenge. "If there is anything else you think we could be doing to promote safety, please don't hesitate to mention your ideas to a member of staff and we will seriously consider them in our constant efforts to protect our precious children". She said that Momo was sending codes to people and the codes translated to the word 'die.' It wasn't clear if Momo was sending the codes to other characters. She just put out an urgent plea to YouTube, asking them to remove any content with Momo in it. "This is one of the most disturbing things I have ever heard", he said in an email to Eyewitness News.

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