- After the killer blue whale challenge, the teens, across the world, are falling prey to deadly ‘MOMO’ challenge.
- Like the blue whale challenge, ‘MOMO’ challenge also includes a series of tasks, and the last task to perform is to commit suicide.
- Thousands of teens, all over the world, are being targeted by this online game. However, the police administration has issued guidelines for the parents.
Recently, Nagpur Police have urged the parents to keep close attention on the online activities of their kids.
Nagpur Police Tweet states,
Momo suicide game risking your teens after #Bluewhale . The Momo game refers to an online challenge for which an avatar of a grotesque woman is being used. Pay close attention to your kid’s behavior and have open communication with them. pic.twitter.com/974gWKbxQn
— NagpurCityPolice (@NagpurPolice) August 16, 2018
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Psychiatrist Dr Rahul Bharambre, said, “In the past few years, a number of games are circulated, and have become viral. Kids and teens are spending a huge amount of time on the online activities. They are getting addicted and turning violent as well. Parents should keep watch on the children’s online activities, and keep them away from online gaming.”
Dr Sagar Karia, a Psychiatrist at Mumbai’s civic-run Sion Hospital, said, “The government should ban this game. It is instigating the teens to commit suicide. Parents should keep a watch on their kids. The Nagpur police have started spreading awareness about this game, and it is a welcome step.”
Dr Karia added, “Mobile addiction is becoming a serious issue. Parents should speak to their children and explain to them about the ill effects of mobile and online gaming.”