Momo Challenge is a malware attack that encourages young people to self-harm through threats

Caitlin Jarvis
Updated March 1 2019 - 1:48pm, first published 11:07am
What parents need to know about 'malicious' Momo Challenge
What parents need to know about 'malicious' Momo Challenge

Tasmanian parents have been urged to ensure they are communicating with their children as reports that cyber predators using a freakish bird persona called Momo allegedly encourage young people to self-harm spread through the internet.

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Caitlin Jarvis

Caitlin Jarvis

Senior Journalist

I have worked in the Tasmanian digital/print media for 11 years, spanning two newsrooms. I have developed a keen interest in agricultural, development and education news, as well as issues-based long-form journalism. Contact me at

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