Dear parents / carers
You may be aware of news media coverage of an online / social media issue known as the
Momo Challenge. To support you with this issue, I have attached to this message a guide
from the National Online Safety which helps parents with understanding the situation and
also includes online safety advice you may wish to consider.
It is also worth noting that there have also been a number of reports that the impact of the
issue is being exaggerated significantly, as this article from the BBC explains:
At Holly Lodge we take Internet Safety very seriously, focusing on this in assemblies a
number of times each year, as well as using opportunities in lessons to highlight to students
both the dangers and opportunities of modern technology.
If you wish to have further conversations with your daughter at home then we believe the
following is vital:
1. Do not over focus on the ‘Momo Challenge’, although you may want to
discuss this at this time, it is important to focus on wider internet safety and
2. Ensure you know what your daughter can access online.
3. Ensure they understand the importance of not giving personal information to
anyone they do not know.
4. Reinforce with your daughter that no-one has the right to make them do
anything they do not want to do.
5. Always use parental controls to keep children safe online.
We believe that it is vital that parents have regular conversations with their children about
their online activities and create an environment where their child is able to share any
concerns they have about things they have seen online that has caused them upset. You can
be assured that within Holly Lodge we also take these issues very seriously and provide
opportunities for issues to be explored where required.