27 Feb INFORMATION FROM POLICE (MOMO)
INFORMATION FROM POLICE
School have been made aware of a very worrying new social media trend that has spread very quickly across the UK in the past 72hrs. It has been known across the world for a while now but has firmly hit the UK. There are reports in the UKL of children’s YouTube videos such as Pepper Pig & Fornite have been infiltrated with MOMO messages.
It is being reported that children are seeing a very creepy character pop up on Youtube clips, both on normal Youtube and YouTube kids.
The creepy character pops up and threatens kids. The character then asks the children to do simple dares at first, it has then been reported to get worse and goes as far as asking the children to self-harm and kill themselves.
In addition to this, it seems the MOMO has another use. It asks people to add a number to Whatsapp. This then helps the hackers behind the scam to steal your personal information.
Police forces up and down the UK are now sending out messages about it so parents/carers ensure they put the appropriate supervision and controls in place.
Please be aware of the trend and also speak to your children about it.
If you have any concerns or need advice and support please do not hesitate to contact the Year Team and/or Safeguarding Team in school on 0121 5561351