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I'm posting this with definite reservations; tell me what you think about whether it is better to point out the risks or ignore the whole thing.

Submitted: February 21, 2019

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I spent a good while thinking about whether I should write this essay, let alone post it. The problem is that dilemma: how do you highlight something without at the same time providing it publicity? However, this, I feel, is something that all users of the internet should be concerned about.

Believe it or not, I am talking about a game, one that seems to be going viral, first in the US but now spreading elsewhere too. ‘Game’ is a strange term to use for it, actually, and you’d have to ask yourself what kind of person would spend the time and effort in creating such a thing other than someone who wants to curtail the internet and increase restrictions on its use.

The Momo Game’, otherwise known as ‘The Suicide Game’, is what I’m talking about. It’s pretty simple how to play, apparently. A creature, looking half zombie, half Baba Yaga, issues a challenge with the threat that should the challenge not be carried out, the Momo will visit the palyer during the night and kill them. The challenges involve hurting others, threatening others or for the players themselves to self-harm, up to and including to commit suicide.

Now for most of us, this figure would be laughable; unnerving at most and certainly not to be taken seriously. However, consider a seven-year old being confronted by the same image, listening to the persuasion, the threat, and then you can appreciate how despicable this game truly is.

Yes, it is true that young kids should not be on Facebook, Whatssap, and social media sites like that, but the fact is they do use it, and primarily unsupervised too. That is a different issue though, as my point here is quite simply, why would someone make such a thing?

If you come across this toxic trash, please don’t support it by playing. The internet is important to me, and to you, too, if you are reading this. 'Things' like this are putting our freedom at risk because of some sick mind’s questionable motive.


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