The Momo challenge is a sinister game that urges children to harm themselves and even take their own lives. In the United Kingdom, parents found the bizarre image on the messaging platform WhatsApp. YouTube responded to reports about the challenge by stating that there is no “recent evidence” that Momo exists, even though it has resurfaced in ads on YouTube Kids.
Google, which owns YouTube, said in a statement, “After much review, we’ve seen no recent evidence of videos promoting the Momo challenge on YouTube. Videos encouraging harmful and dangerous challenges are clearly against our policies, the Momo challenge included.”
The emergence of the disturbing game has people talking. “It is weird and creepy,” said CHS student She’Maiya Boone Scott.
“I feel like it should be taken legally because if someone is making kids kill themselves it is a serious issue,” said sophomore Brianna Roland.
The Momo challenge is disturbing and odd, and no one really knows who’s behind it, but it should stop soon. “I don’t know, but I feel like it is a hacker,” said Roland.
It doesn’t matter where it came from, who made it, or why it’s popular now, the Momo challenge is dangerous and everyone needs to be on the watch.