Momo Challenge | What You Need to Know | Amanda & Darik

By Admin on February 27, 2019

It’s clear we can no longer shield our children completely from inappropriate content on the internet.  We have to teach them how to handle it when they see it.  

The latest threat is called the “Momo Challenge”.  It’s a form of cyber bullying that entices kids to harm themselves.  

“With the Momo Challenge, contact is triggered by searching for a special phone number online and sending a text or Whatsapp message. The player enters into a conversation that sends distressing images and aims to persuade them to complete challenges ranging from waking up at certain times to self-harm and even suicide.” –Forbes

The “Momo” image is now popping up in You Tube videos and video games children watch and play.  The good news is there is no evidence of any direct harm to children.  Forbes calles it “a viral ghost story.” 

It’s still worth having a conversation with our children, set up necessary protections, and take an interest what they are watching online. Here are the best parental control apps for your kid’s smartphone. 

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