Momo is a hoax, but you should still wise up, mama

07 March 2019 - 08:00 By ALEX PATRICK
The image of the character named Momo.
The image of the character named Momo.
Image: via Twitter/@STRAWBERRYradio

An online cyberbullying app encouraging children to self-harm has been exposed as a hoax, but experts say the so-called Momo Challenge should still serve as a “big wake-up call to parents”.

One expert says children are a lot savvier than their parents when it comes to the internet, and kids under the age of 13 should not be allowed to have smartphones.

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