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Urgent Announcement: Social Media Safety
Urgent Announcement: Social Media Safety
Rachel Jones
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Russellville School District has been made aware of an alarming social media challenge that is aimed towards children and young adults, called the ‘Momo Challenge.’ We urge all parents to become aware of this threat and monitor their children’s use of social media, apps, and the internet.

The “Momo Challenge” begins with a chat that encourages the receiver to do small tasks and provide photo documentation once completed. It eventually escalates to violent acts including inflicting self-harm, which can be detrimental to impressionable and vulnerable viewers.

Common apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, TikTok, Fortnite, and YOUTube Kids have all reported instances of the challenge.