Yesterday, we shared the story about the Momo Challenge "Suicide Game" which instructs young children to isolate and harm themselves or others. Not only has the game been link to several suicides around the world, but it's resurfaced and is now appearing midway through Kids YouTube videos like Fortnight and Peppa Pig to avoid detection by adults.
Most recently a five-year-old girl from Gloucestershire chopped her hair off after being told to by the Momo character. The girl's mother took her to a hair salon to "salvage" the rest of her hair and the hair salon shared images of the girl's hair online and urged parents to be more vigilant.
The post, from Toddler Trims in Gloucestershire said: 'So I've just had a beautiful little girl in affected by this sick MOMO challenge!! If you are unaware this sick human/mutant is hacking into peppa pig, fortnight, minecraft etc..
'Any & most children's YouTube videos, telling them to cut there hair off, hold Knives up to there throat, set themselves on fire & that it will suck all the blood from there body ... this little girl is off to the doctors after her new haircut. 'She is five years old & still keeps talking about momo, her mother is absolutely devastated!!'
The salon managed to give the girl a cute pixie haircut but said that the youngster wouldn't promise to not listen to Momo again.
'I couldn't help but feel this monster has brainwashed her.' It adds: 'Her mother is pretty traumatised & turning the internet off for now. She has asked me to make everyone aware of this sick sick challenge & what it is doing to our babys!!! 'Please search #momochallenge on fb/google & keep your babies off the net... this could've been a lot worse!'
All parents should be talking with their kids and monitoring their devices to make sure they don't fall victim to this horrible "challenge."
See an example of a Momo video below.