MoMo – The Newest YouTube Horror

If you’re like me, I’m sure your first thought is “WHAT THE HECK IS THAT THING?!” πŸ˜°πŸ˜³πŸ€­πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰

I’m going to be completely honest and say that this creature scares the living $#!+ out of me! My goodness!! I’m a 30 year old woman with 2 kids, and it still gives me the creeps.

Anyway, the horrifying creature posted above is MoMo. MoMo pops up in the middle of kids YouTube videos and tells children how to hurt themselves. He/She instructs kids on how to slit their wrists, or how to get the bleach bottle open to drink it. He/She also threatens kids by saying the parents will die if they are made aware of what’s going on.

Now, I’ll be honest, I’ve never seen MoMo in any videos on YouTube, and my kids haven’t either. I did see a clip of someone showing the video from their phone, and it is really upsetting to know that some kids have witness this and are terrified to tell anyone about it.

While this little creature is very scary, I honestly feel that it may be a backwards approach to draw people away from letting YouTube babysit their kids. No, it’s not the fault of parents who let their children watch YouTube, because there is no excuse for this, but it should definitely be an eye opener for us to spend more time with our children.

Take a step back. Read books with your kids. Sit and watch videos with them to see what they see when they’re online. It’s so easy to give your child the tablet or smartphone and then go finish working or cleaning the house, but at this point, it could really mean life or death for your child.

I’m not a perfect parent by a long shot, but this was definitely a wake up call for me. Work will always be there. Household chores will always be there, but you only have one chance to spend quality time raising your babies. I’ve limited YouTube to 20 minutes in the afternoon, every other day. Outside of that, my kids play together. This MoMo creature is NOT welcome in my home!!

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