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Officials warn parents of a worrying challenge for youth suicide



The Momo Challenge first appeared a few years ago and is now on the surface.

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) – The Momo Challenge appeared a few years ago and is now on the surface. Managers ask parents and guardians to become aware of the disturbing online challenge.

A frightening figure with grotesque details encourages children to commit suicide.

According to the Daily Mail, the challenge begins with a question asking the user to add and contact a person called Momo. Then comes a barrage of scary and violent messages promoting suicide.

The challenge seems to be conveyed mainly via WhatsApp and Facebook, as well as through YouTube in Peppa the Pig and Fortnite videos.

The Durham Emergency Communications Center posted on Facebook: "There is always a danger when children are monitored online."

A mother from Raleigh was shocked to learn what her children could be exposed to online.

"Anyway, I really do not like my kids using social media because cyberbullying is so intense. It's getting really out of control, "said Jessica Jordan.

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