Momo Challenge and 'Scare-Shares'

1st March 2019

You may well be aware of press reports about the Momo challenge being used with various apps, games and sites.  The challenges often relate to encouraging self harm and the press have included stories of possible suicides in other parts of the world linked to this.

We believe it is important to provide general online safety messages to children and their parents rather than possible “scaremongering” about particular games and apps.  In addition, a focus on the particular app/game can provide it with free publicity as people become curious and search for it.

If you do have parents who are expressing worry and concern about this, we suggest that you use the following information from Parentzone and remind your whole school community about how to keep themselves safe online.

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