Today we have tweeted our concerns about the Momo Challenge. The content is nasty and appears midway through programmes to avoid detection by adults. Momo Challenge is targeting children over Whatsapp and reaching younger viewers of Fortnight, YouTube Kids and Peppa Pig.
Here is how to check what your child is watching:
- Check the browser history on their phone/computer/tablet. Pressing Ctrl+H while the browser is open will bring up the history.
- Windows PC: If you create an account for a child you will get the option to enable Family Safety settings. This allows you to block certain sites and get weekly reports of activity.
- Apple Mac: You can share screens even if your child is on a different Mac computer/tablet. If you log on as an administrator on your child’s Mac you can select sharing preferences and choose Screen Sharing, before clicking on Allow Access For and adding yourself as an admin. On your own Mac, click on network to see your child’s activity.
- There are lots of free apps available to download that can monitor or block what your children can access online, with parental control settings so you can keep an eye on what they are doing.
- Please go to our Safeguarding page and click on the ThinkUknow link for further advice on how to keep your child safe on-line.