Six Nations Police Issue Warning

Since popping up on the popular instant messaging app ‘Whatsapp’ in 2016, the Momo Challenge has gone viral in recent weeks. On the app, a phone number associated with the name Momo, featuring a picture of a girl with bulging eyes and wide mouth, would make use of a feature called ‘Quick Add’ to quickly message dozens or hundreds of people. Allowing the user to add and message multiple numbers, the ‘Quick Add’ feature also allowed the user to send and receive messages from anyone who responded to the original message. The challenge was typically aimed at children with the messages started out with an innocent invitation to play a game, which escalated into Momo encouraging the child to engage in self-harm and suicidal behaviours. The messages would be followed…

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