The Momo Challenge is an alleged form of cyberbullying which can be found on WhatsApp, a mobile phone messaging service.
Assistant head teach, Lisa Elderfield, said: "We've just had an e-safety week which is quite helpful for us".
"The way you want to have it is talking about how there are people out there in the world who might try to convince you to do bad things might try to convince you to do things that you don't want to do", Wald said.
Northcott Community Special School took to Twitter to make parents aware of the hack. At the moment it's a home issue rather than a school issue.
This week, many parents are learning about it for the first time, despite reports of it since the summer of 2018.More news: Leicester welcome Rodgers with win, Newcastle end Burnley run
Detective Sergeant McCormill stressed to parents that any device used by children should be restricted to age suitable content, however she acknowledged media reports that the challenge had been viewed by children even with the restrictions in place.
"Don't focus only on Momo, but make sure you know what your child has online access to".
A spokesperson for the United Kingdom's National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) told Express it can be hard for parents to keep track of everything their children access on the internet because technologies are constantly evolving and advancing.
It involves a ghoulish-looking girl with a creepy smile and grotesque rumors involving social media and suicide.More news: Oscars: Olivia Colman Wins Best Actress, So Bow Down to the Queen
"It doesn't come on instantly so it's nearly as if it waits for you to leave the room then comes on in mid-show". Momo appears to be a classic instance of a "moral panic", wherein an imagined fear drives a frenzy of concern not based in reality.
The concept of the challenge is distressing, of course, but all evidence suggests that no one has been harmed by it and that the viral panic is doing more harm than good. "I really do think there should be some sort of law against this".
In some cases the video nasty says the children will be "killed in their sleep" if they do not contact "Momo".
The police email added: 'Children are subsequently bombarded with terrifying images and messages reportedly ranging from threats and dares which encourage them to self-harm and even commit suicide'.
"Effectively it can start with something relatively minor, like "jump off a small wall" through to cutting, through to more serious acts of self-harm".More news: WD and Micron launch 1TB microSD cards
This Momo video on YouTube scares me bec my 9 year old cousin watches videos on YouTube A LOT. "I simply asked her if she had seen it before and the look on her face was nervousness".