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One Big Island parent says she was watching a kids show in the YouTube Kids app with her Two year old daughter when they found videos with the worrying challenge.
She says two clips show the main character, who is not characteristic to take his eyes off and then eat the hearts of his parents. Then the unexpected happened.
"This hero has come and she's terrible," said Macalapaa Alip, a parent, "She said" Fear Momo, "and she's as convincing … telling kids, wait until your parents.
After that, she immediately deleted the app.
"She's very concerned because kids … like my daughter imitate." everything he sees in the clips, "said Alip. "If I was not there to catch this, I do not know what I would do if something happened to her because of it. It's very disappointing because my kids are everything."
Chris Kim with Christendoms says this is a bigger problem than people can think of.
"This is not just happening in Hawaii, it is not just happening on the continent, it's international, there are stories around the world, where people have followed unfortunately the challenge of Momo
There were deaths related to children who follow what Momo tells them to do.
Kim says there is a solution, but just taking your child's device may not be the Best Tactics. 19659003] "We strongly encourage parents to engage in the internet activity of their children as well as to use juices other media. Do not be afraid to ask. You know, you are a parent. "
He says you have to explain what happens to your child understanding the situation, so if they see a video with the challenge in it, ignore it and immediately report it to the parent
"Sit and talk to the kids and teach them basically. Let them know that unfortunately there are such things So if the child does not see it, they are not worried or surprised, "says Kim.