Be aware of the “Momo Challenge”

Feb. 8, 2019

We have recently become aware of a social media challenge targeting children and young adults called the “Momo Challenge,” which has created concern throughout the country due to its disturbing nature. The “Momo Challenge” can be found on WhatsApp (a free smartphone messaging application) and on Facebook. This “challenge” involves a frightening avatar making contact with a child from an unknown number or name. The child is asked to perform various actions and tasks and provide photos as proof. The “Momo” threatens those who do not perform the tasks.

We encourage parents/guardians to remind your children not to accept any invitation to play a game from an unknown number and not to click on unidentified links. Please also remind your children to change email and social media passwords frequently and block unknown numbers inviting them to play immediately.

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s principal.