At first, it appears like a custom but WAIT it’s not even Halloween yet, so what’s the deal with Momo.
. We are living in a constant change and unusual behavior throughout the web. It’s no longer the matter of hurting your little one’s eyes with the blue light nor keeping them away from doing their homework.
. Momo Boomed first in August 2018 and now it’s taking its toll on the more vulnerable families. It’s one of those notorious viral online challenges that targets kids. It was started as a Facebook group and spread out on Youtube, and mainly WhatsApp which is kind of a face time that connects the whole world.
. What should parents do
Unlike Blue Whale another dangerous challenge Momo shouldn’t really cause a panic for the parents. The Momo Challenge is hard to pin down because there’s not a lot of proof to its actuality. Although “It’s easy to block any phone number and we encourage users to report problematic messages to us so we can take action,” a WhatsApp spokesperson advised these actions should be the secondary strategies. Yet parents have to educate their kid to stay away from internet challenges without their parent’s surveillance.
. How do they creep in
According to parent and what has been said they get text or invitation on WhatsApp to encourage kids to text them back from an unknown account so they can begin their vicious game. Or they get a quick pop up while kids are watching youtube videos delivering disturbing challenges like self-harming and suicide. Despite Youtube claims that YouTubeKids is pretty safe for kids, It’s been seen on Peppa Pig, LOL DOLL, those surprise eggs, and a few others.”. A mother who’s also a pediatrician found out her daughter with the Autism syndrome questioning her about subside. Meanwhile, she took an immediate action to pull the video down it took weeks for Youtube to allegedly eliminate that.
In 2018 suicide deaths of two boys in India were linked in news reports to the Momo Challenge reported on. Other people cited in the report claimed to have gotten invitations to the game in the messaging program WhatsApp.
Also, another Floridan mom told CNN that they put the challenge on youtube and it caused her little child watch them.
“While the police department is not sure if the challenge is real or a hoax, it is important to make parents aware of the potential danger of the report and to encourage that parents are monitoring their children’s social media and internet activity,” police explained in a Facebook post. in case you needed more help, including children, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at