Parents are being warned about a new online ‘challenge’ sweeping the internet through social media and online gaming.
The online game, known as Momo, has now spread over multiple social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp and popular games such as Fortnite.
The game encourages children to communicate with an unknown number that sends the player images and orders for the player to complete. These orders can lead to dangerous activities and drastic outcomes.
Parents are encouraged to promote safe online practices with their children and have open and calm conversations with their children. Resources to help keep young people safe online are available on the online safety resources page.