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Momo Challenge Information

I would like to make you all aware of an E-safety issue that has been brought to my attention.

The “Momo challenge” is a game which challenges players to communicate on social media (whatsapp in particular) with an unknown person named Momo. Momo gathers information from the user and then threatens to share this information across the internet. They are then told that their information will not be shared if they complete a series of dangerous tasks. Momo will also send frightening and gory/violent pictures.

Momo has an avatar, which is a frightening image of a woman with bulging eyes and black hair. Momo content has also been added to Minecraft.

Please keep your children safe online by closely monitoring what they are using and playing. We suggest that you set all devices to block unknown numbers or contacts. Further guidance can be found here.

Thank you for your continued support.