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Parent Alert: Momo Challenge

Parent Alert: Momo is a ‘challenge’ that has recently resurfaced and once again has come to the attention of schools and children across the country. Momo has been heavily linked with apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, and most recently YouTube Kids. The scary doll-like figure reportedly sends graphic violent images, and asks users to partake in dangerous challenges like waking up at random hours and has even been associated with self-harm. Click here for a one-page guide for parents on this issue from the National Online Safety eLearning Hub and an infographic is posted in the comments.

We encourage parents and guardians to monitor online activity and have meaningful conversations with your children about online safety.  You can find more information at this link.