Feb 27

It was brought to my attention multiple times this week by both students and adults that there are some scary things going on on Youtube Kids. There are reports that a man pops up in the middle/end of certain videos and tells children how to hurt themselves. There are also reports that these videos tell children a scary monster, Momo, will get them if they tell anyone what they saw. Please put restrictions in place if your child watches Youtube. The following articles can provide more information.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/videos/5-ways-to-make-youtube-safer-for-kids#

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/youtube-kids-inappropriate-horrified-mom-discovers-suicide-instructions-in-video-on-youtube-and-youtube-kids/

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/momo-challenge-resurfaces-police-issue-warning-to-parents/

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/youtube/whats-the-deal-with-disturbing-youtube-videos-that-look-like-theyre-for-kids-but-are-strange

 

Also, here is my presentation on Internet Safety from this past November. You may find some good tips!

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1lE3DGZKfpME-x-_z8o61HY7whPtLmJEFfD4iEk8iXdY/edit?usp=sharing

 

As always, please contact me if I can be of any assistance!

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