Momo Challenge Hacks Peppa Pig and Fortnite Videos on YouTube – Police Warning Parents to Save Their Kids

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The new wave of panic started over game ‘Momo Challenge’ after it was spliced into YouTube videos of Peppa Pig and Fornite.

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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.

People masquerading as Momo allegedly give the people who text them a series of tasks to complete. These tasks are said to involve everything from watching horror films to actual self-harm.

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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 YouTube and YouTube Kids – a version of the service oriented towards children – and it’s encouraging people to text a number on Whatsapp.

Source: Facebook

The Facebook post of Haslingden Primary School, Rossendale explained that one of the videos “starts innocently, like the start of a Peppa Pig episode” but quickly turns into “an altered version with violence and offensive language”.

We have become increasingly aware of highly inappropriate videos circulating online and are being viewed by children…

Gepostet von Haslingden Primary School am Dienstag, 26. Februar 2019

It described another video clip that includes Momo’s “warped white mask” that encourages children to do life-threatening tasks, from turning the gas on or taking tablets, without telling their parents. Another threatens family if a ‘challenge’ is not completed.

“As you can imagine, this is highly distressing for the children to view. We encourage you to be vigilant when your child is using any device or watching any clips,” the post read.

The police added that the “challenge” can appear on countless apps with a chat function.

What parents should do

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Source: Facebook

National Online Safety (NOS), a group of online safety experts that provides advice for schools school staff, parents, and children has published a list of tips to help parents and carers learn more about Momo in order to protect their children.

NOS’ advice, posted on Twitter on Tuesday, includes telling children that Momo is not real, being present while they are online, talking to them regularly about their activity online, and setting up parental controls on devices at home.

Police have also issued warnings about the challenge:

Source: National Online Safety‏ / Twitter

Authorities in Northern Ireland have said: “Even basic open source research suggests that ‘Momo’ is run by hackers who are looking for personal info.”

So be aware of that danger and keep your children safe!


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