Momo: Important Online Safety Guidance
It has been brought to our attention that there is a resurfacing of a sinister online challenge called the ‘Momo Challenge’. This targets young people via YouTube and social media. It encourages them to self-harm and the ultimate post tells them to take their own lives.
Please can all parents be vigilant about what children are accessing online, and supervise internet access at all times in order to keep children safe. More parent advice and information can be found in the ‘MoMo Online Safety Guide for Parents’ from the National Online Safety website.
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The internet provides children and young people with a wealth of opportunities for their entertainment, communication and education. But there are also risks of harm through the deliberate behaviour of others online, and through exposure to inappropriate content.
As children grow up in an increasingly digital world, they need to be aware of the risks they face online. Everyone can play a part in keeping children safe and the internet industries have a particular responsibility to create tools and information to help.
Children learn about internet safety in school, as it is taught as part of the National Curriculum, and the the Safer Internet Day thats is widely promoted in February each year. In addition, the Government has pressed for progress through the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS).
The school recommends the 'Think U Know' website for further information on keeping your child safe online.