A suicide challenge game that led to the death of at least one child is once again gaining popularity since it first made headlines in 2018.

Now, reality star Kim Kardashian is using her influence to bring attention to the matter.

According to Newsweek, the “Momo Challenge” started on the communication app, WhatsApp.

The game starts when a stranger contacts a person and asks them to complete a series of increasingly dangerous acts while photographing it.

**Suicide game targeting our kids**Some information on the latest "Momo" game which is doing the rounds at the moment…

Posted by Police Service of Northern Ireland on Saturday, February 23, 2019

Eventually, the stranger, or “Momo,” tells the person to kill themselves on camera. Last August, the challenge was linked to the death of a 12-year-old in Argentina, CBS News reports.

The challenge also appears in videos targeted towards kids, such as those about video games or cartoons.

The image used to represent “Momo” is actually a sculpture created by Japanese artist Keisuke Aisawa.

Though police suggest that the challenge was actually started by “hackers” looking for personal information, parents are on-guard.

That includes Kardashian, who is a mother of three. The social media mogul took to her Instagram story this week to warn about the “Momo Challenge.”

Kardashian shared screenshots that appeared to be of a message warning her about that challenge. The message read, in part:

Parents please be aware and very cautious of what your child watches on YouTube and Kids YouTube. There is a thing called Momo that’s instructing kids to kill themselves, turn stoves on while everyone is asleep and even threatening to kill the children if they tell their parents.

Kim Kardashian/Instagram

Kardashian called on YouTube, one of the platforms where the challenge has been appearing, to “Please help!!”

Sadly, this isn’t the only dark internet trend parents are worried about.

Earlier this week, a mom warned that parents had been finding suicide tips edited into videos on YouTube and YouTube kids, Dearly reported.

YouTube said that monitoring software should catch and take down most harmful videos, but that users should flag any other disturbing videos they find.

Parents are encouraged to monitor what their children are watching.

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8 Replies to “Kim Kardashian Warns Parents About ‘Momo Challenge’ That Encourages Kids to Commit Suicide”

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Why isn’t the government looking into what our children are being exposed . Are not our kids the future of our country. I think it’s high time these you tube sites should be scrutinized and not allowed the tv is full of unsavory stuff and the phones are invaded with smut. I’m sure most of the government officials have children and grand children and must be concerned about this invasion. I see children between 8& 1@ cKuld not take the bullying and commuted sucked ANOTHER BIG ISSUE IS THE CURSE WORDS AND FILTHY SLANGS AND CALLING OTHER KIDS GAY WE NEVER KNEW WHAT GAY WAS TILL WE WERE ADULTS OR SOME TILL THEY BECAME GRAND PARENTS.THIS IS SCARY STUFF WE HAVE TO PUT OUR HEADS TOGETHER AND COME UP WITH A SOLUTION FOR THIS ANOTHER THING PARENTS MUST WATCH THEIR LANGUAGE. AND TEACHERS SHOULD HAVE A CAREFUL WATCH ONchildren’soTHEY ARE STRICTLY TOLD THEY GO TO THE PRINCIPAL OFFICE IF THEY REPEAT THAT BEHAVIOR AGAIN

  • Jamie 2 years ago

    Momo is the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    What is wrong with the thinking of the people allowed to make these you tube videos and games. The bottom line is they do not have any morals and they are only in it for the money, no matter the cost of life. I know for a fact that if a loved one of theirs got hold of this video and died they would take a second look at themselves and what they are putting out there. People such as this with no morals have a different take on it when it affects them on a personal basis and then they realize the seriousness of what they are doing. This generation I have to say for the most part do not have any conscious, no morals, no responsibility, everything goes. It is not like it was even when I was little and I am almost 61. I think the makers of these you tube videos, games etc are so afraid of someone screaming that their right for freedom of speech is being violated that they are willing to go along with it. They say that people can choose to watch it or not, that is true for adults who have control of the tv, computer, smart phone but what about the little kids. Yes the parents get phones for the kids, but that is where the makers of these phones come in, I think maybe there is a way they can not accept certain apps, I do not know how it works but that can be looked at. Even if the parents forbid there kids from watching this trash, they have a way of still getting access, they are not stupid, they know. As long as there are no morals I do not know what the answer would be, but when we do get people in charge that do have morals they have to keep refusing to except trash and the government needs to step in, producers, any one with that is connected to this kind of business who has the authority to step in and just in no way shape or form contribute to this. There has to be someone in this business who has integrity isn’t there? I think you will always have low class people out there , but I think this is something that can be fixed, although it will take a long time but something needs to be done, just takes people in back of the scenes to make the right judgement call even if it is a financial downfall to them.In the end they will feel good they are saving lives and they can have a clear conscious. All it takes is class and integrity, pretty simple.It sounds pretty simplistic and maybe a bit out of touch to some, but having a concious and morals is never out of touch. There needs to be some fines for sure. I am not crazy about the Kardashians, but you have to give it to Kim for making a stand. I really do not hear any one else making a stand. Good for her.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    On the spot execution for those caught putting these types of videos into their streams!

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    You think the government is going to help? HA! HA!, they are okay in killing babies!!, so no, the government is not going to help here. Their setting on their big butts and probably watching this stuff themselves and waiting for the news to tell them if any kid tried this “game” and lost. Be the parent, and keep watching your own kids. This is the first time I’ve read anything like this. I’m so sad that kids are being the target. I do not have any children, maybe this is the reason I’ve not seen this before.So parents, please keep watching what your kids are doing. So Sad!!!

  • Sue Mathis 2 years ago

    Dont put it on the government, you had the children, you be the parent and take responsibility.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    That’s ironic, because I want to kill myself every time I see Kim Kardashian anywhere on the Internet.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    this makes me sick i am sick to my core i have a little sister shes only 3 YEARS old and goes on youtube and i would littrly die if any thing happend to her

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