#MomoChallenge: ICSE asks parents to keep vigil on children
With reports of WhatsApp messages inviting youngsters to play an online suicide game "Momo Challenge", the Association of Heads of ICSE Schools, West Bengal, called upon all member schools to urge parents to keep a watch on their children. The Association's WB unit General Secretary Nabarun Dey said they didn't receive any "advisory" by CID or police till date on the issue. Here's more.
"Two days ago we have asked the member schools to undertake sensitization drive among children and their parents about the danger, inherent of certain online games like 'Momo' and 'Blue Whale'," Dey said. "We are acting on our own and this is aimed at sensitizing the guardians and the students about the menace of certain online games," he said.
Asked to elaborate on the sensitization drive, Dey said, "We have asked the schools to tell the students during the assembly before classes every day that they should keep away from certain online games." "We have also asked the schools to ask the parents to ensure they keep a tab on what games their wards are playing at home," Dey said.
Dey, also the Principal of Central Modern School, Baranagar, said the sensitization program had already started in his institution. There are about 150 ICSE-affiliated schools in the plains and 30 schools in Darjeeling, Kurseong, and Kalimpong in the hills.