Momo Challenge: Creepy viral game resurfaces, warnings go global

PSNI working with other police services to combat threat of Momo challenge game

The document said: "Trends and viral challenges can be tempting for children to take part in; no matter how risky or scary they seem".

Many people are believed to have self-harmed - and even taken their lives - after being sent disturbing and graphic photographs.

It says: "The challenges issued in this game present a serious risk to the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and young people in our schools here in the United Kingdom, as does the distressing content when a player refuses to carry on".

Kardashian's warning comes as police in Ireland issued a warning on social media about the online game.

But Haslingden Primary School in Rossendale, near Blackburn, has posted a warning to parents on its Facebook page.

"The image of Momo can be deeply distressing to children and young people and it's important to note that it may slip through parental settings and filters". 'It's important for you to reiterate to your child that Momo is not a real person and can not directly harm them!'

"Examples we have noticed in school include asking the children to turn the gas on or to find and take tablets".

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"Our advice is to deal with any reports on a case by case basis and encourage parents to focus on positive behaviours online, such as critical thinking, blocking and reporting and telling an adult when you see something that makes you feel upset or distressed". We talked to them about what to be cautious about online.

Children at a Blackpool school have been warned about "Momo", the internet phenomenon that allegedly tells children to take part in depraved "challenges" - and tells them they will be hurt if they try to tell.

. "Please be vigilant with your child using IT, images are very disturbing".

Portsmouth teacher and National Education Union vice president, Amanda Martin, said: 'This is further evidence of the importance of online safety which is why we have the e-safety programme running in all the city's schools'. Momo encourages a participant to complete various tasks if they want to avoid being "cursed". It is rapidly spreading across the world.

The email from the police also highlighted concerns over the game "being used by hackers 'seeking and harvesting information".

There are reports of children as young as 6 years old encountering a creepy woman before she tells them to do a challenge.

According to Rolling Stone, there have been reports of YouTube videos featuring kid-friendly characters like Peppa Pig or game videos being edited with Momo images along with instructions for self-harm. It also says that if you tell your parents it will come to your house and kill your family and then the person watching the video.

'In the vehicle on the way home from school yesterday, I asked Honey or Ronnie if they knew what "Momo" meant?

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