Daz & Ast explain the Momo Challenge and send a message to parents

Publish Date
Friday, 1 March 2019, 4:48PM

Daz and Ast have spoken about the Momo Challenge and the dangers surrounding it. They also send a bit of a PSA for any parents and kids that might be listening. 

The Momo challenge, which is spread through social media and YouTube, has been described as a "suicide game".

First reported in July last year, the "Momo" character - a scary gaunt doll's face with bulging eyes and an unnaturally thin and long smile - has been appearing in the middle of seemingly innocent videos of children's cartoon or computer game and threatens the viewer into contacting a number on WhatsApp.

Once the child has contacted "Momo", the shadowy figures behind the unknown number have been sending frightening images and violent messages promoting the children to do dangerous tasks without telling their parents.

Hopefully, this will help put an end to the Momo Challenge!

WHERE TO GET HELP:

 Lifeline: 0800 543 354 (available 24/7)
 Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO) (available 24/7)
• Need To Talk? 1737: - Text 1737 
 Youthline: 0800 376 633
 Kidsline: 0800 543 754 (available 24/7)
 Whatsup: 0800 942 8787 (1pm to 11pm)
 Depression helpline: 0800 111 757 (available 24/7)
 Rainbow Youth: (09) 376 4155
 Samaritans 0800 726 666
 If it is an emergency and you feel like you or someone else is at risk, call 111.