You may have seen or heard about the Momo challenge on social media sites. This is 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. There have been a number of children in school today who have mentioned that this Momo challenge popped up at the end of a video they were watching on YouTube about Minecraft. It involves setting children a series of challenges (and threats of not completing then) which aim to harm the child.
We have found a parent information sites which explains in more detail as well giving advice on how to talk to children who may have seen this already. Also attached is a factsheet (not produced by staff at Cronk y Berry) If your child has spoken of this, or you suspect they may have, please read and follow the advice.
National Online Safety have produced this essential parent guide - click to download.