E-Safety Warning - ROBLOX
We are writing to you in relation to an online safeguarding concern that we have been informed of by our local Safeguarding Officers and West Yorkshire Police.
Momo is a cartoon character that is being used by online hackers to scare children and to encourage them to self-harm, popping up on screen whilst children are accessing different apps and games. They are also trying to gain information from the children or by hacking the computer or device.
This was reported on BBC News Online and quoted the following: "A 'curse contact' sends a number and tells you to contact them on WhatsApp.”
"One video of such an interaction in America I've seen, shows an ominous-sounding voice recording being sent to a child telling them to take a knife to their own throat.”
"Another threatens family if a 'challenge' is not completed.”
"There are numerous variations and of course now imitators."
The information is shared with you to help you to keep you and your children safe. Please see the guide above for more information and advice.
Miss M Hargreaves