- There have been reports of the online “Momo Challenge” game supposedly causing kids to harm themselves and other people
- PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde opened up about the online game
- He warned parents to monitor their kids’ activities on the internet and added that this kind of game is a form of crime
Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde has broken his silence over the viral and disturbing “Momo Challenge” being played online.
KAMI learned that the PNP chief gave a warning to parents about the online game.
Albayalde talked to CNN Philippines about the Momo Challenge, urging parents to monitor their kids’ online activities. He added that encouraging kids to harm themselves and others is a crime.
"Sa ating mga magulang kailangan po siguro bantayan natin ang ating mga anak. Siguro ang kailangan dito is yung talagang magabayan ang mga anak lalo na kapag sila ay wala sa atin, nandun sa mga schools.
“Isa na rin ito na isama nila yung tamang pagturo para maiwasan itong mga suicidal thinking ng ating mga kabataan or etong mga challenges na ginagawa through the internet…
"Remember, this is a crime lalung-lalo na kung ang bata ang ini-enganyo," Albayalde told CNN Philippines.
In a previous report by KAMI, a grieving mother is blaming the Momo Challenge for the death of her son.
The Momo Challenge involves giving a variety of challenges to the players. It starts off with seemingly harmless dares like waking up in the middle of the night before progressing into dangerous challenges like harming oneself and others.
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