fbpx
Connect with us

News

Authorities Warn Parents of New ‘Momo Challenge’ Encouraging Kids to Commit Suicide

Published

Authorities Warn Parents Of New 'Momo Challenge' That Encourages Kids To Commit Suicide - World Of Buzz
Source: Big Post & Unscrambled

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Every once in a while, a new challenge surfaces on social media that takes the world by storm. Most recently, it was the ‘Keke Challenge‘ that had everyone jumping out of moving cars and dancing to Drake’s latest song, ‘In My Feelings’. However, Malaysian police have recently come out to discourage people from taking part in the challenge, due to safety issues.

This certainly isn’t the first challenge to catch the attention of local authorities, but this new online challenge that has begun making its rounds on the internet appears to be way more sinister. 

According to Astro Awani, authorities from all over the world have issued warnings to parents about a new challenge that has been circulating on WhatsApp, Facebook, and even YouTube.

The Momo Challenge reportedly challenges users to text an unknown individual simply known as ‘Momo’. Whoever texts Momo will supposedly receive disturbing and violent images, and even threats if they refuse to follow orders. Some of Momo’s messages have reportedly encouraged its recipients to commit suicide.

Momo’s profile picture is a distorted woman’s face with bulging eyes. The image is actually that of a sculpture made by Japanese artist Midori Hayashi, who is not associated with the Momo Challenge.

Momo Challenge 20180804 130355

Source: bangkapos

According to The Sun, this public warning also came in light of the recent death of a 12-year-old girl in Argentina, who committed suicide after exchanging texts with an unknown number.

It is widely believed that she took part in this challenge prior to her death, although the authorities are still investigating the case and have yet to confirm that this is the cause.

A similar internet trend that surfaced a few years ago also resulted in an alarming amount of suicides. The ‘Blue Whale’ challenge is a game that gives players 50 days to carry out different tasks each day and ends with the players committing suicide. According to Forbes, this game is believed to have spread across platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and has been linked to hundreds of deaths around the world.

If you or someone you know is going through a tough time and need someone to talk to, please contact Befrienders Malaysia at 603-79568145, or e-mail them at [email protected] 

 

Also read: Police Advise M’sians to Stop ‘Keke Challenge’ on Roads As It can Endanger Others
Ft 48


Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.



Just In

My Post 2022 07 04T182304.718 My Post 2022 07 04T182304.718
News13 hours ago

M’sian Arrested After Killing Wife & 3mo Son & Fleeing Naked On A Motorcycle

A father was stunned to see his daughter and grandson covered in blood and lifeless after being stabbed in the...

Collage 1 Collage 1
News20 hours ago

M’sian Modifies His Nissan Skyline R32 Into A Police Car For Automotive Exhibition, PDRM Investigates

Creativity knows no bounds, but sometimes, we must have certain boundaries while being creative in order to avoid disappointing certain...

My Post 2022 07 04T110713.231 My Post 2022 07 04T110713.231
News21 hours ago

WATCH: Motorcyclist Allegedly Sniffs Glue While Riding Without Helmet & Number Plate

The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) is currently looking for a man who is shown in a viral video riding a...

Inflation Fgt Inflation Fgt
News2 days ago

PM: M’sia Has Low Inflation Rate Compared To Other Countries

According to Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the rise in living costs happens not only in Malaysia but worldwide, and...

Feat Image Traveller Pass Mysejahtera Ons Feat Image Traveller Pass Mysejahtera Ons
News3 days ago

KJ: MySejahtera’s Traveller Pass No Longer Needed For M’sians Returning Home Starting 4 July

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has announced that the requirement for Malaysians coming back to the country from overseas to complete...

Feat Image Pre 20 Feat Image Pre 20
News3 days ago

Tourism Minister: M’sians Can Redeem Up To RM100 E-Vouchers To Purchase Domestic Flight Tickets

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri yesterday announced that five airlines are offering e-vouchers valued between RM25...

Cannabis Infused Food Thailand 1 Cannabis Infused Food Thailand 1
News5 days ago

Minister Urges M’sians To Not Consume Cannabis-Infused Food & Drinks In Thailand

Many Malaysians and Singaporeans love to go to Thailand for short vacays as it is cheap and nearby. Recently, Thailand...

My Post 2022 06 30T111452.423 My Post 2022 06 30T111452.423
News5 days ago

M’sian Couple Gets Into Accident & Steals Road User’s Car To Flee, Leaving Their Son’s Body Behind

After getting into an accident on Jalan Sungai Kelamah-Jelai-Gemas, Negeri Sembilan, a couple decided to leave the body of their...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY