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Lewistown Public Schools alert parents about “Momo Challenge”

Posted at 1:06 PM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 15:18:49-05

Lewistown Public School officials took to social media Thursday to alert parents of the “Momo Challenge.”

In a Facebook post, officials wrote they are aware of the challenge and asked parents to monitor their children’s social media accounts and video games.

They advised parents to have a conversation with their child about the challenge and its potential harm.

The challenge encourages children to do dangerous and violent acts through social media, according to Lewistown Public Schools. If they refuse to complete the tasks, the “Momo,” a female with bulging eyes, black stringy hair, and a stretched smile, will cyberbully children until they comply.

The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning about the “Momo Challenge” earlier this month after a 12-year-old Lockwood child became a target.

“In order to meet Momo you will be given a series of tasks to complete. These tasks must be verified through pictures and/or videos taken. The tasks progressively become more violent and dangerous. The final task has been reported as being suicide or extreme violence,” the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office said.

RELATED: “Momo challenge” nearly deadly for family, California mother says

Several online news reports state the “Momo Challenge” resulted in the deaths of several minors around the world over the past year.