Helping our children minimize the risks and maximize the benefits of technology is one of the demands of parenting in the digital age.
Every once in a while, we come across ‘challenges’ that can be detrimental to our children’s wellbeing. The Momo Challenge is one of such and it’s important we are aware so we can help our children navigate the digital world safely.
The article https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8515907/momo-challenge-fortnite-youtube-instagram-self-harm/ throws light on the Momo challenge.
“Momo is a disturbing ‘suicide’ game that has spread through social media platforms such as WhatsApp and Facebook.
The sick game Momo begins with an avatar – a haunting image of a woman with bulging eyes and long hair.
She sends violent images to victims and then threatens the player if they refuse to follow the game’s orders.
A 12-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy are said to have killed themselves after playing the Momo game on WhatsApp in Colombia last year.
Challenges appear midway through Kids YouTube, Fortnight, Peppa pig to avoid detection by adults.”
When it comes to parenting in this digital age, ignorance is not bliss!