The Hush Post: Last year a killer game “Blue Whale challenge” that provoked players to commit suicide, made headlines, now, a similar game “Momo Challenge” is provoking players, especially teenagers, to end their lives. This game is doing rounds on the social media, especially WhatsApp.
Reports say that “Momo Challenge” is a suicide-inducing game that is spreading on social media and WhatsApp. On the pattern of Blue Whale challenge, this game also challenges players to carry out bizarre and life-threatening tasks which may ultimately lead to suicide, a report said.
Recently a 12-year old girl from Argentina died and her death is being linked to Momo Challenge game. Last year, the “Blue Whale Challenge” made headlines for wrong reasons. That game used to encourage youngsters to join certain online groups which would be run by ‘curators’. These curators would gather personal information of players and later hand over bizarre 50 tasks like waking up at odd times, watching horror films alone, self-inflicting physical harm like making cuts and incisions initially.
The reports said that the “Momo Challenge” game starts on WhatsApp by displaying a girl’s distorted face that looks extremely disturbing with bulging eyes and a wide mouth. The image of the girl is a creation of Japanese artist Midori Hayashi, who is not associated with the game in any way, reports thesun.co.uk. It is not yet clear as to how popular the “Momo Challenge” really is to consider it as a major threat. The advice to parents would be to tell their kids to not fall prey to such bizarre challenges and inform them if the children get invite to join any such group, it was reported.