Momo has been around for the last 18 months and is not new. It was originally an app but that has been removed and it is now scary videos that are being distributed via WhatsApp, YouTube and online gaming (live streaming).
It is scary. Even I was sitting on the edge of my seat watching it, and for a 7-year-old? - yes, it would scare them. A simple tip is to turn off ‘auto play’ on YouTube and ensure that your contact details are hidden on WhatsApp. Make sure the ‘no fill’ option is ‘on’ within Fortnite and all settings within your Xbox and PlayStation are closed.
Guidance on MOMO:
National Online Safety: MOMO
Although MOMO is not nice, I agree with this article that the media have over-dramatised it. You should be aware that there are much worse things on YouTube than this: attacks, muggings, shootings and porn. Don’t spread the panic about Momo – get involved and supervise what your young children are watching, whatever it may be.
How to support your teen through exams
On Wednesday 6th March 2019 at 8:15 am St Andrews International School Bangkok would like to invite parents of STA High School students to the 7th Floor Examination Hall, Blue Building.
How to support your teen through exams workshop
The workshop will cover how to support your teen throughout their stressful IB and IGCSE examination period.
To join this workshop, please email:
Ms Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org