Parents are urged to monitor children’s online activities due to the Momo Challenge

March 4, 2019
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The Mental Health Department (MHD) has urged parents to closely monitor their children’s online activities, especially right now where many reports of Momo Challenge arose.

The Momo Challenge, dismissed by many as a viral hoax, is a cause of concern because, if the reports are true, young people are vulnerable to being badly hurt or even killed.

According to these reports, some children have been challenged to open an oven by themselves, take whatever pills they could find and slit their wrists. Some challenges reportedly involve harming others.

“I’ve heard that Momo managed to sneak in because its creator hid it between cartoons to evade security detection,” MHD director-general Dr Kiattibhoom Vongrachit said recently.

He said if Momo Challenges really exist, they could cause fear, worry and stress among young victims.

According to Forbes magazine contributor Andy Robertson, there is no evidence of direct harm being caused by the Momo Challenge. It is essentially a viral “ghost story”, in his view.

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