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Game to tackle Momo challenge

Game to tackle Momo challenge

New Delhi: To fight the menace of suicidal online games such as Momo and Blue Whale challenges, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has found a unique way as they have developed an application for the kids that will educate them about how to avoid harmful suicidal games. The app is a kind of game, which will use different stages to teach about online safety to curb cyber crime.

NCPCR stated that the application name "Cyber Trivia" will have several stages with points. The application will soon be available for download.

"Children will learn how to avoid links of Blue Whales and Momo Challenge. We have also given POCSO e-box option through which the child or their parents can directly inform the commission about any suspicious links," said an NCPCR official.

NCPCR chairperson Stuti Kacker has been continuously monitoring the development of the application.

"Children, after clearing every round, will get points. There will be several questions in different stages which will educate them to avoid the suspicious links," said NCPCR member Yashwant Jai.

Games like Momo and Blue Whale Challenge were libel for driving children to commit suicide. There are several reports from different countries and also from India about the serious consequences of the suicidal games.

Recently the child rights body issued an advisory, which stated that the Momo accounts seem to be connected to three countries.

Abhay Singh

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