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Momo- update

I’m sure you are by now well aware of the ‘Momo Challenge’ – an alleged social media game that takes place on WhatsApp. The police are of the opinion that this is a hoax (similar to the Blue Whale challenge seen a couple of years ago).

Understandably, parents and schools are becoming increasingly concerned due to the intense media coverage and the story being further fuelled by ‘YouTubers’. Unfortunately this has led to some individuals adding doctored videos to YouTube and YouTube for Kids which have then been spread across social media as “proof” that the challenge exists.

The police recommend that schools do not run assemblies on this unless they have reached the point where the majority of pupils are already aware and the school need to tell or remind them that this is not real. This is to avoid children who are currently unaware searching for Momo related material.

ParentZone have produced a three minute briefing for parents which may be useful to share: https://parentzone.org.uk/article/three-minute-briefing-momo-challenge


  • Barley Close Community Primary School
  • Barley Close, Mangotsfield, Bristol
  • United Kingdom, BS16 9DL
  • Tel: 01454 867090
  • Email: enquiries@barleyclose.org.uk
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