February 27, 2019 12:40 PM
Police Alert | Children's Online Safety ("Momo Challenge")
The Radnor Police has issued an alert for parents to be aware of a threat hidden in kids’ online videos known at the "Momo Challenge." A scary doll figure with an ominous voice is targeting children’s websites like “Peppa Pig” and “YouTube -KIDS," and comes on the screen after the seemingly innocent video has started playing. This Internet-based “villain” talks about the “Momo Challenge” that attempts to have children commit more and more increasingly disturbing acts, including suicide. The challenge sometimes even includes threats the child’s family if the challenge is not completed and video proof is not uploaded onto the Internet. The Radnor Police wish to remind parents to please be vigilant with your child using any online services where they may be exposed to this video and further report any such videos found to the online service where they are being hosted.