Just when you thought this was history, like the Blue Whale Challenge, it’s back and it’s sick. And dangerous.
Yes, the Momo Challenge is everywhere but parents need to know the inherent dangers associated with the so-called game that leads young kids and teens to self-harm, hurt others or even commit suicide.
Rolling Stone pointed out that the “Momo allegedly targets young children by encouraging them to text a number on WhatsApp, which then sends them instructions to complete a series of increasingly bizarre and dangerous tasks from watching a horror movie to engaging in self-harm to taking their own lives.”
And according to CBS News police are warning parents to be on the lookout for their children watching and participating in the challenges.
A report from CBS 17 says, “in August 2018, law enforcement investigated the influence of Momo on the death of a 12-year-old in Argentina, worrying parents globally to the potentially real dangers of the challenge.”
EduacteEmpowerKids.org says Momo challenges are “a new dangerous and creepy challenge spreading across social media. The ‘Momo Challenge’ or the ‘Momo Suicide Challenge,’ encourages kids to hurt others, themselves, and eventually to take their own lives.
In light of the recent resurgence of the ‘Momo Challenge,’ this video offers parents ways to keep their kids safe from this terrible suicide game.