A new viral trend has parents terrified across the globe. The Sun reports:
PARENTS are being warned about a disturbing new WhatsApp “suicide” game that is feared to have claimed the life of a 12-year-old girl.
Police forces in several countries have expressed concern about Momo, which is similar to the Blue Whale ‘challenge’ that led to reports of 130 suicides in Russia.
Momo is the name of a social media account with a presence on networks such as WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube.
According to the Computer Crime Investigation Unit in the Mexican state of Tabasco, the game started in a Facebook where members were ‘challenged’ to communicate with an unknown number.
The creator of such apps should be arrested and prosecuted for murder. Social media sites should keep a closer watch over what they are allowing on their sites.