Online Safety Tips



Local and national media have recently reported on what is being referred to as the Momo Challenge. There is some debate as to whether or not this is a hoax or a credible threat to children. The images and videos associated with the Momo Challenge may be alarming and frightening for many children. 

While we are unable to verify any instances of this concerning internet challenge occurring locally we would like to provide some online safety tips for parents and caregivers:

  • Make sure your kids know not to contact adults or people you don’t know on line
  • Have your child show you what is on their phone, especially social networking apps
  • Keep lines of communication open with children about topics that create  strong unwanted emotional responses
  • Restrict access to screen time and discourage use of devices during unsupervised hours
  • Have a “check in” time for all electronic devices
  • Remind children of the power of negative peer pressure and encourage them to talk to you

Parents may consider the resources listed below for further information of supporting internet safety:

Internet Matters
NASP Online
National Online Safety