We are aware of recent news stories in the Media and Facebook about the so-called ‘Momo Challenge’ which apparently targets children by ‘hacking’ YouTube video’s, including YouTube Kids.
It encourages children to add a contact in WhatsApp messenger. Children are then sent threatening images and dares which pose increasing risk to a child’s safety. We are not aware of any children affected locally but we would encourage you to be vigilant to your child’s online activity.
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