October 3, 2018
Parents and Guardians:
Please be aware of a social media "game" that has been popping up around the country and world. The "Momo Challenge" is another social media threat our kids are facing. School internet filters are flagged any time threatening or suspicious words are searched from a student's school account. We have had at least one case of a student searching "Momo Challenge" that we want all parents to be aware of. While this particular case appears isolated, we felt all parents should be aware of this potentially dangerous "game."
Below are links to an article and video about this new threat (similar to the Blue Whale Challenge from the past few years). PLEASE monitor your child's internet and phone useage daily and discuss with them the appropriate use of technology. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our school counselors (Ms. Knowles, 330-938-4304 for grades 5-6 and Mrs. Ruark, 330-938-4308 for grades 7-8).
YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM8puiZbb7k