The association of the heads of ICSE in WB called the parents of the children and urged them to keep a watch on their children as the reports of Whatsapp messages inviting the youngsters to play a game, Momo Challenge spread around.
Nabarun Dey, the Association’s West Bengal unit general secretary, said that they have not received any such report neither the association has been given any such advisory by the CID or police till date, this is just a precautionary step considering what happened with the ‘Blue Whale Challenge’.
However, going by the reports from the media “two days ago we have asked the member schools to undertake sensitization drive among children and their parents about the danger, inherent of certain online games like ‘Momo’ and ‘Blue Whale. We are acting on our own and this is aimed at sensitizing the guardians and the students about the menace of certain online games – earlier ‘Blue Whale’ and now ‘Momo”.
When asked to elaborate on the sensitization drive he said “we have asked the schools to tell the students during the assembly before classes every day that they should keep away from certain online games. We have also asked the schools to ask the parents to ensure they keep a tab on what games their wards are playing at home”.
Dey is also the principal of Central Modern School, Baranagar, said that sensitization program has already started in his school and there are 150 ICSE affiliated schools in the plains and 30 schools in Darjeeling, Kurseong and Kalimpong in the hills.