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What is the Momo Challenge?

What is the Momo Challenge?

The "Momo Challenge" is an alleged form of cyberbullying that spreads through social media and cell phones. After phone users are enticed to contact a user named "Momo", they receive graphic threats from the user and are instructed to perform a series of dangerous tasks

Targeting teenagers, people presenting themselves as "Momo" on WhatsApp messages try to convince people to contact them through their cell phone. As with other Internet "challenges" phenomena such as Blue Whale, players are then instructed to perform a succession of tasks, refusal to do so being met with threats. Messages are subsequently accompanied by frightening or gory pictures.

 

https://parentzone.org.uk/article/three-minute-briefing-momo-challenge

 

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/debunking-the-momo-challenge-6-tips-on-how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-scaremongering-suicide-games_uk_5c700160e4b03cfdaa54604d?guccounter=2

https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/parent-stories/online-consent-images-sharing-mum-shares-challenges-of-teaching-teens-to-share-safely/