Gardaí warn of dangerous social media “Momo” Challenge

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first_img Pinterest Gardaí warn of dangerous social media “Momo” Challenge Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter By News Highland – February 24, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleHarps set for Pat’s testNext articleCoveney insists no EU compromise on backstop News Highland Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Google+center_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Gardaí in Donegal have issued a warning over a new game targeting children and vulnerable people on social media.The ‘Momo’ Challenge is a form of cyber bullying which asks the person contacted, often children, to perform a series of dangerous acts.In the Momo Challenge, children and vulnerable people are tricked into communicating with a character, represented by a disturbing image.”Momo” then asks the person contacted to carry out a number of dangerous tasks which in some cases has included self harming.The challenge has been noticed spreading among children in Northern Ireland and the UK, with an Garda Siochana issuing a warning to parents here to be vigilant.They’ve urged parents to supervise their children’s online activity and have warned this challenge could present a real danger if it goes unnoticed. Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Twitterlast_img read more