PRESS RELEASE (Statement on ‘Momo challenge’ and similar threats to the online safety of children)

DepEd 2019-03-04

PASIG CITY, February 28, 2019 –Consistent with its vision of zero tolerance against all forms of abuse, exploitation, discrimination, bullying, and other forms of violence against children, the Department of Education (DepEd) enjoins all parents to be more mindful and attentive to the digital activities of children especially in the wake of the so-called “Momo challenge” and other online challenges that reportedly lead to self-harm and suicide among the youth.