West MI mother warns of ‘Momo Challenge,’ risky viral game

West MI mother warns of ‘Momo Challenge,’ risky viral game

She saw one of the videos in July after another mother alerted her to it after she and her son were watching cartoons on YouTube Kids, CNN reported. In order to distract him, she put on a cartoon on YouTube Kids, only to see roughly five minutes into the video a man walking into the picture, holding out his arm, and giving advice as to how to slit your wrist. Once again, after the video was flagged by her and others, it took a couple of days for YouTube to pull it, said Hess, who has been writing about the issue on her parenting blog.

YouTube did take down that self-harm video, but the blog warns about other edited children's videos.

"I think it's extremely risky for our kids", Dr Hess told the news outlet.

In the parody video, a second character appears in time to stop the attempted suicide, with the narrator stating: "Why couldn't he just let me hang myself?" "I think our children are facing a whole new world with social media and Internet access". I immediately turned off the video.

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Northcott Community Special School took to Twitter to make parents aware of the hack.

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The concerned mother added that YouTube Kids is supposed to be a safe website for children.

Hess stated that she doesn't believe that YouTube is doing enough to curate the YouTube Kids platform and protect younger viewers from adult-themed content.

Fortnite has proven extremely popular with children and teens but is reportedly being hacked by the Momo Challenge. We cannot continue to risk this.

A USA mom had the shock of her life when she was alerted about sinister videos on YouTube, containing suicide instructions for kids.

The service claims that it uses a mix of filters, human reviewers, and feedback for its content. We are making constant improvements to our systems and recognize there's more work to do.

If you or anyone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or depression, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

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