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MOMO Challenge

We are aware of recent news stories in the Media and Facebook about the so-called ‘Momo Challenge’ which apparently targets children by ‘hacking’ YouTube video’s, including YouTube Kids.

 

It encourages children to add a contact in WhatsApp messenger. Children are then sent threatening images and dares which pose increasing risk to a child’s safety. We are not aware of any children affected locally but we would encourage you to be vigilant to your child’s online activity.

 

 

Please visit the National Online Safety website for more information - www.nationalonlinesafety.com