Games are one of the most likable and enjoyable mode of entertainment for the kids and even the adults. A wide variety of games are now available which introduces us to unimaginable worlds and roles. But how much extent can these games or challenges take up a person ? The impacts made by blue whale challenge is yet not finished and now another challenge is spreading via whatsapp and is called The momo challenge .
Reports from all over the world suggests that the challenge indicating a sculpture image are being spread through whatsapp along with several challenges which are dangerous for the players lives. The challenges are life threatening in many ways. The sculpture drawn by japaneese artist Midori hayashi has been spreading with some challenges which are suicide inducing especially among teenagers and kids. But the artist or the sculpture have nothing to do with the game and the sculpture is of Mother bird is on display in Tokyos Vanilla gallery. Till now the challenge is related with death of a 12 year old Argentinian girl and the Spain police is already behind this case and have been issued a warning against the momo challenge. Clearly the Momo challenge could be cyber crime for hacking and extracting the personal data of the user.
How Momo Challenge works ?
Momo is a social media account on WhatsApp, Facebook, and YouTube, which is using the image of a horror artwork called Mother Bird by Link Factory to induce curiosity among children, challenging them to communicate with an unknown number
It appears to be connected to three numbers in Japan, Mexico, and Columbia. If a user refuses to follow the game’s orders, Momo threatens them with violent images
Kerala Police Cyberdome says :
In the first impressions of hearing such a news , we all may think how a game can induce suicide tendancies. But remember how a person starts smoking or drinking and how he gets slowly addicted to it. The addiction is same among major games available now and many kids spent their time playing it. Likewise for a teenager who beleives , worlds most unlucky being is him/her it is easy for a stranger to induce a suicide tendency among him by degrading and nullifying the value of life. So advice the kids and teenagers about the precious life he had got and how to live it in the most respectful manner. Advice him about the great things he have to do for his fellow beings and for this nations and a feeling of self respect among the teenagers can boost their minds up.
– Aldon Baby