When you think everything is going fine in life, life throws a curve ball. And it takes a lot of audacity to tide over the situation. But in today’s situation, where the children, especially, the teens, are ostracizing themselves from the reality and confining themselves to four walls of their room, they hardly, go out to understand the real challenges of the real world. And, when they face those challenges in the virtual world they can’t withstand the pressure and break. This article is very different from other articles, as I feel that this article can help tide over the situation and bring awareness to what had once gripped the world in fear and dismay.
I am talking about somewhat similar to the “Blue Whale Challenge” that had once engulfed so many teens and adults in its vicious cycle of tasks. This new game, that has slowly started to spread its tentacles, is called Momo challenge. It has a social media account on WhatsApp, Facebook, and YouTube.
MoMo Game is an online challenge, that is spreading through WhatsApp. It has a face of a grotesque lady, who has huge eyes popping out of the face, and eyeballs so huge that it can be compared to Momos and a hideous smile which covers the entire face and malnourished body. This gruesome lady is an artwork by Midori Hayashi, from Japan. (She has no association with this game though). This artwork is known as Mother Bird and also linked with Link Factory.
Children are contacted by different phone numbers, and these are dialed in from Japan, Mexico, and Columbia. Children are given a set of instructions to follow, failing which they are threatened and sent violent images and messages, compelling the kids to commit suicide.
It becomes our duty and responsibility, to make the children aware, what is right and wrong and where they should put their foot down and how much is too much. As we are their protecting angels, it becomes our responsibility, to make them aware, that these virtual games have their effects on the well being of their health and mind. Awareness is the best form of protection. Equip them with all the bad effects, these nonsensical games have on their lives. We need to take that extra step and spend quality time with them and ensure that they stay connected with reality and equip them to take challenges head-on rather than to succumb to the unreasonable demands. Let us start now, a new beginning for the kids, a better future. Gift them real world, shut the doors of virtuality because change happens at your doorstep only. #Be #the #Change.