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In case you've forgotten about Momo, she hasn't forgotten about her target audience. Previously, the Typical Student team told you WTH Is Momo Suicide Challenge? 4 Tips for Students to Help Protect Their Siblings. Sadly, a sick suicide challenge Momo is now being inserted into children's YouTube shows like Peppa Pig. The Mirror reports that Momo clips are spliced into the YouTube clips and parents have been warned.
What Is Momo Challenge?
If you're still living under the rock and aren't quite knowledgeable about Momo, here's a quick chatch up. Momo is a scary doll's face that suddenly interrupts the show and threatens viewers into contacting a certain number on WhatsApp. Still, some parents say their kids were told they would be "killed in their sleep" if they don't contact Momo's number. Momo tells those contacting her to harm themselves and even kill themselves. Users are threatened if they refuse to follow her 'orders'. Last year, the Momo challenge was linked with the suicide of a 12 y.o. girl in Argentina and at least 130 adolescent deaths in Russia.
UK Parents Are Warned
As of recent, Momo has resurfaced in a number of new incidents. As reported by Hull Live, Northcott Community Special School in Bransholme, Hull, has issued a caution to parents over the "disturbing" phenomenon disguised to "avoid detection by adults."
The above mentioned tweet readsas follows: "We are aware that some nasty challenges (Momo challenge) are hacking into children's programmes. Challenges appear midway through Kids YouTube, Fortnite, Peppa Pig to avoid detection by adults. Please be vigilant with your child using IT, images are very disturbing."
YouTube Videos Are Being Spliced
Later, a statement made by the Haslingden Primary School reps on school's Facebook page warned of children's videos being spliced:
"Another video clip is going by the name of 'MoMo' which shows a warped white mask which is promoting children to do dangerous tasks without telling their parents."
"These video clips are appearing on many social media sites and YouTube (including Kids YouTube)."
"One of the videos starts innocently, like the start of a Peppa Pig episode for example, but quickly turn into an altered version with violence and offensive language."
Here's what parents should do if their kids come across Momo video on YouTube:
Take a look at the video about 'Momo' challenge:
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