27th February 2019

Dear Parent / Carer,

The Momo Challenge
We would like to make you all aware of a disturbing new WhatsApp ‘suicide’ game, which has been brought to my attention. You may have seen ‘the momo challenge’ in the media and on social media sites such as Facebook.
I have attached information from the National Online Safety guideline. I would ask you to read the guidelines and be mindful of what your children are doing on their phones and mobile devices.

Even when these social media challenges are a ‘hoax’ the story, images and videos like this one can be disturbing and troubling for young children. Please talk to your children about how these videos are not real and that the challenges issued should not be taken seriously.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any concerns about the issues raised.

Many thanks for all your continuing support.

Yours faithfully

Ciaran McCann



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