Knowledge about Momo is growing amongst children and this has often been because parents have told them and they have passed on this information to other children. If you have told your child, then please tell them not to share this with others.
Again, I reiterate the e-safety advice, which is not to alarm children by telling them about Momo. Instead parents should ensure that you do the following:
- Ensure you know what your children access online.
- Ensure your child understands the importance of not giving personal information to anyone they don't know.
- Tell your child that no-one has the right to make them do anything they do not want to do.
- Use parental controls to support keeping children safe.
Become concerned if your child;
- Becomes secretive - especially about what they are doing online.
- Spends a lot of time on the internet and social media.
- Switches screens if you approach.
- Becomes withdrawn or angry after using the interent or sending text messages.
- Has lots of new phone numbers or e-mail addresses on their devices.
Essentially the Momo hacking is trying to get people to share e-mail addresses etc. for other purposes, so good internet safety advice should be adhered to.
If you have any specific queries please don't hesitate to get in touch.