We would like to share some important e-safety information with you.
We have become aware of the Momo challenge. This targets children online via WhatsApp and indirectly via social media and YouTube. Children are encouraged to contact a user named Momo and they are instructed to perform a series of very dangerous tasks. These may ask children to self-harm and may promote suicide. Messages can be accompanied by frightening or gory pictures. The children are pressured to complete tasks and if they are not completed then graphic threats are sent to the child including threats to harm their family.
It is essential that parents and carers of primary age children understand and monitor what their children are doing on line.
We thought it might be helpful to provide the attached guidance supplied by the local authority safeguarding team containing excellent information and advice for parents.
Mrs Denford and Mr Wilson