We are aware of the “MOMO Challenge” that many children and parents are talking about, although it has been around for some time it has resurfaced and has been linked with many apps/games.
In Brief the “Momo Challenge” relates to young people being contacted online and requested by “Momo” to be added on to their contacts. There has been suggestion they potentially receive graphic threats from the user and are instructed to perform a series of dangerous tasks and how to self-harm. There are also videos on Youtube and other platforms relating to ‘Momo’.
You may find your children discussing and talking about this but as with any “challenges”, please can children and Parents be reminded about Online Safeguarding, being aware of what their children are doing, accessing and viewing online, who they are speaking to, reminding children the importance of not giving anyone they don’t know any of their personal information as well as telling a trusted adult should they see anything inappropriate online or that may make them feel uncomfortable.
If you feel there is immediate risk/danger then please contact the police.
PCSO41 Sam Arif
Bradford District Cyber Team
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At St Philip's we have an Online Safety Group that is tasked with developing vision, policies and strategies within school for the safety of all stakeholders. Members of the groups are listed below alongside their role.
|Andrew Hooton||Online Safety Coordinator|
Executive Head Teacher
Head of School
|Majid Riaz||School Governor|
|Basit Khalid||School Council Liaison|
|School Council||Representatives of the school pupils|
|Rob Furniss||Technical Support|