After Blue Whale, this new Momo suicide challenge is getting viral. In recent days, another dangerous challenge named “Momo” is getting viral on WhatsApp. In this regard, authorities in many countries across the world have issued serious warnings to the parents about this disturbing challenge which can cause suicide in teens.

The viral challenge starts when a user adds a random contact (which has a scary and distorted picture of a sculpture) to their WhatsApp. This contact then forces the user to take part in self-harm or suicide through a series of challenges.

Just like Blue Whale, the game controller claims to have personal information of the player and threatens to expose it if the orders or challenges are not followed.

As you can see in the image, the haunting image has bizarre features and bulging eyes.

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This new Momo change has caused to death of a 12-year-old girl in Argentina as she did suicide due to this game. When authorities investigated the case they found all information by unlocking the girl’s phone since the girl filmed her activities before she hung herself in her backyard tree.

It is important to mention here that in recent past, just like this new challenge there was an extensively played, Blue Whale challenge that was responsible for 130 people committing suicide after they took the challenge.

However, the Blue Whale Challenge started from a Facebook group and this new Momo challenge originated on WhatsApp.

In a similar case, Saudi Arabia banned 47 online video games after two children reportedly committed suicide due to Blue Whale Challenge earlier this Month.

For now it is not clear, what are the reasons behind this challenge which is started by anonymous sender on WhatsApp. However, authorities are warning that the might have target of stealing users’ information or promote violence and suicide as reported by BBC.

So, parents should keep an eye on their children’s activities and make sure that up to a certain age your child uses shared devices instead of their own mobile phones.


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