Dangerous Suicide Game ‘Momo Challenge’ Is Still There and Tells 8-Year-Old Boy to Hold Knife to Neck

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Extremely dangerous suicide game told an 8-year-old boy to hold a knife to his neck and his worried mother urges parents to protect their children from the dangers on the Internet.

Momo Challenge is still there 

Lyn Dixon’s eight-year-old son is one of the latest children to become a victim of the Momo Challenge, a game which is played on WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube and other online platforms, and encourages children to self-harm.

The mother, from Edinburgh, said the game encourages children to harm themselves.

She said: ‘He showed me an image of the face on my phone and said that she had told him to go into the kitchen drawer and take out a knife and put it into his neck.

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‘We’ve told him it’s a load of rubbish and there are bad people out there who do bad things but it’s frightening, really frightening.’

The challenge encourages children to take steps, progressively hurting and isolating themselves from the world, where they are eventually told to kill themselves by an anonymous controller who plots their demise.

Ms Dixon added: ‘It started with him not wanting to go upstairs on his own because it was dark up there. He was terrified and wouldn’t sleep in his own bed and then we got to the bottom of it and we explained it wasn’t real.’

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“Momo” is a challenge that asks people to add a contact in WhatsApp (messaging app), then they have to harm themselves or to commit suicide. It’s similar to “Blue Whale challenge,” a social media group that encourages people to kill themselves, that led to multiple suicides in Russia and US.

“Momo challenge” is associated with the creepy cropped image of a sculpture of a woman with huge bulging eyes, ominous smile and Risoung-girl-like black hair.

Parents are concerned

Unfortunately, Momo challenge has victims – recently, the evil game has been linked with the death of a 12-year-old girl from Argentina.

Also, French father filed a complaint with the State Department in November, after his son took his own life. And the Belgian Public Prosecutor’s Office reported in November 2018 that a 13-year-old boy had been the victim of the Momo Challenge and hanged himself.

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After another mum shared a post on a Scottish Facebook group last week, scores of parents commented that their children had been exposed to the challenge.

Ms Dixon added: ‘It’s a big fear, that we can’t always control what he’s exposed to on the internet. You read these stories about children committing suicide and we all know how difficult life is now with the pressures on children. Social media is a massive part of that. It’s horrific and we’ve got no control over it.’

‘There are controls on the phone but it doesn’t go to the degree I would like it to because it’s what you can’t see that’s the worry.’

Source: Facebook

A spokesman for NSPCC Scotland said: ‘The constantly evolving digital world means a steady influx of new apps and games and can be hard for parents to keep track of.

‘That’s why it’s important for parents to talk regularly with children about these apps and games and the potential risks they can be exposed to.’

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Dangerous Suicide Game 'Momo Challenge' Is Still There and Tells 8-Year-Old Boy to Hold Knife to Neck
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Dangerous Suicide Game 'Momo Challenge' Is Still There and Tells 8-Year-Old Boy to Hold Knife to Neck
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Extremely dangerous suicide game told an 8-year-old boy to hold a knife to his neck and his worried mother urges parents to protect their children from the dangers on the Internet.
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