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Email: office@killinghall.bradford.sch.uk
Please address all enquiries to Judith Thompson

URGENT INFORMATION REGARDING 'MOMO' - PLEASE READ

We are aware of highly inappropriate videos circulating online, that are being viewed by children in schools across the UK, including some of our own children.

These video clips are appearing on many social media sites and YouTube (including Kids YouTube).

Some of the videos start innocently enough but quickly turns into an altered version with extreme violence and offensive language. Others, by the name of ‘MoMo’, shows a warped mask daring and encouraging children to perform acts of violence and self-harm through a series of progressively risky challenges, without telling their parents. When the ‘player’ refuses to carry on, the content and threats are extremely distressing.

These videos and challenges in the ‘game’ present a serious risk to the safety, welfare and well-being of any children exposed to it. This exposure can be minimised by:

  • Supervising children whenever they are online
  • Using parental controls
  • Ensuring you know what your child accesses online
  • Ensuring your child understands the importance of not giving personal information to people that they do not know
  • Talking to your child regularly about apps/games and the potential risks that they could be exposed to.

If parents are concerned or have any questions on how to approach the subject with your child, you can contact the school, the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or visit the NSPCC website.

Please read the leaflet below from the National Online Safety organisation.

MOMO-Online-Safety-Guide-for-Parents-FEB-2019

Staying Safe Online

At Killinghall, we teach our children how to keep themselves safe whilst they are using the internet in school and encourage them to use the same methods at home. 

We aim to provide our parents with the knowledge, support and tools they need to keep their children safe online out of school hours. We hold annual workshops, run by The Cyber Team from West Yorkshire Police, we encourage parents to contact the school if any issues have occured at home or if they would like any advice.

We have prepared a guide for parents, please click here to view.

Below are some useful links to help keep your children safe online, click on the link to visit the website:

  • BullyingUK - information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
  • Childline - free helpline for children and young people in the UK.
  • KidSMART - an award-winning internet safety programme for children.
  • Know IT All - useful advice for keeping your children, and yourself, safe on the Internet.
  • NetSmartz - advice, information and resources for children, parents and schools.
  • Think u Know - internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).

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