There is a new craze that is called the “Momo challenge” that you need to be aware of. This has been in the media a lot recently, due to how harrowing it is for children. The challenge has been linked to WhatsApp and YouTube, and involves a horrific image challenging children to do horrendous acts without informing their parents. I am sure you can understand our concern, as this goes against everything we teach our pupils about internet safety.
Try not to worry, as the craze has been reported to be a hoax, however it is important you know the signs on what to look out for. Please click here for a useful guide and also on the following link: https://www.thatsnonsense.com/is-the-momo-challenge-real-or-an-online-hoax-fact-check/ to find out more.
Please be mindful with how you choose to use this information with your child. I urge you not to worry your children, but rather use this to engage in general E-Safety discussion, ensuring they know what to do should a stranger contact them, know not to be pressured into anything and finally, making sure that you know what your child is accessing on the internet.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are worried, have any questions or concerns.