Parents and Guardians…..PLEASE READ!
A recent social media challenge targeting children and young adults called the “Momo Challenge,” has created concern throughout the country due to its disturbing nature. The purpose of this letter is to make you aware of this challenge, provide you with information about it, and urge you to continue to monitor your children’s use of social media and the Internet.
The “Momo Challenge,” a game found on Facebook, Fortnite, YouTube and the app WhatsApp, features a frightening avatar who asks its viewers to perform various tasks and provide photos as proof. The “Momo” threatens those who do not perform the tasks. You can learn more about the “Momo Challenge” by visiting the link below. Please be warned that some of the images and information may be disturbing:
To assist you in considering age appropriateness for children’s use of technology and time spent on social media I am also providing you with some links that offer advice and assistance:
Thank you for taking the time to read this important information. If you have questions or concerns please let me know. Sandra Basinger, Principal St. Mary Catholic School Rockledge, FL 32955 321-636-4208
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats