MOMO Challenge: 4 Tips for Parents to Make Sure Their Kids Aren’t the Part of Challenge!

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The sinister suicide “game” called “Momo” has been spreading on WhatsApp, making the police to issue warnings about the sick and dangerous challenge.

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,  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.

‘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.’

“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 hacks

This week, schools began publishing warnings on their websites and social media platforms explaining that they had been contacted by concerned parents over danger pf Momo online game.

The schools added that clips featuring the “Momo” character, who is symbolized by a woman with bulging eyes, appear in the middle of videos of children’s cartoon programme Peppa Pig and computer game Fortnite on and Kids – a version of the service oriented towards children – and it’s encouraging people to text a number on Whatsapp.

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.

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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