Law enforcement worldwide warning parents about “Momo Challenge”
There’s a dangerous new online game called “The Momo Challenge” and it’s directed specifically at kids. “Momo” contacts kids on Social Media, most commonly Facebook or WhatsApp, and asks if they want to play a game. If the child responds, “Momo”asks them to perform various tasks and provide her with photos as proof.
These tasks are wide-ranging, but are almost always violent and always escalate; in some cases, “Momo” told kids to commit suicide. “Momo” also threatens kids, saying if they don’t do what she says she’ll visit them at night and stab them, or their families to death.
Let this serve as a reminder to stay connected to your kids … know what apps they have (ALL of their accounts) and to talk to them about the dangers of the internet and social media.