Momo!? – What you need to know!
Momo is a sinister ‘challenge’ that has been around for some time.
It has recently resurfaced and once again has come to the attention of schools and children across the country. Dubbed the ‘suicide killer game’,
Momo has been heavily linked with apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, and most recently (and most worryingly)… YouTube Kids.
A statement on the NOS website said: “There have been recent reports that some seemingly innocent videos on YouTube and YouTube Kids (such as ‘surprise eggs’, unboxing videos and Minecraft videos) have been edited by unknown sources to include violence provoking and/or other inappropriate content.”
“Even though YouTube monitor and remove videos that include inappropriate content, clips can be uploaded and viewed thousands of times before they get reported and removed.”
“As a parent, it’s difficult to spot these videos as the harmful content doesn’t appear until partway through the video.”