Some of you may have heard reports about the ‘Momo Challenge’ which has been in the news locally and across the UK over the half term break. Today a number of children in Year Two have been overheard talking about it and some children have spoken to their teachers about being frightened by it.
The Momo Challenge is a ‘game’ based on WhatsApp that will send people messages telling them to do things (challenges) ‘else something bad will happen’ to their families or to themselves. The challenges are harmful and manipulative. The profile picture associated with it could be quite scary for some children, even without being drawn into the game. There are reports of pop-ups for Momo appearing on websites targeted at children and also within children’s YouTube videos. There is a report on the Lincolnshire Live website (link below).
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact school.
On behalf of Grimsby Islamic Cultural Centre, I would like to invite you to our “Visit My Mosque 2019” event which will take place on Sunday 3rd March 2019.
Our Mosque is taking part in this national initiative which is taking place in almost all Mosques in the UK.
In the spirit of friendship and dialogue, we hope to give members of our local community an engaging insight into the life of the Mosque and to promote greater understanding of the true Islam.
The event will be held on Sunday 3rd March 2019 between 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm in Grimsby Mosque. We very much hope you and also members of your family will be able to join us on the day.
The program contains Islamic awareness and cultural activities in addition to a tour round the Mosque. This will be followed by authentic finger food and light refreshments.
We look forward to seeing you then.
Dr Mahmoud Samy
Secretary and Trustee of Islamic Association of South Humberside (IASH)
Like – Magic Music Video Editor
Following a concern raised by a parent, please be aware of an app – available for phones and tablets – which potentially exposes young users to risk.
Like – Magic Music Video Editor is a free video creation and editing app, similar to TikTok, that lets users star in their own music videos and share them online. All posts are public, though users can control who can message them – everyone or friends. There are concerns around suggestive content and viewers being able to send messages to individual video makers. Viewers can also share and comment on other users’ video content, which could result in inappropriate or mean commentary. During special ‘hashtag events’, users can earn real-world money by gathering ‘likes’, with the most popular videos appear on leaderboards and on the app’s front page.
Parent reviews on Common Sense Media are particularly concerning.
There will be no road safety crossing patrol today. Please take extra care when crossing the road.
via Road crossing on Hardys Road — Signhills News
There will be no Road Crossing Patrol on Hardy’s road after school tonight. Please take extra care when leaving school.
There are still spaces for our Signhills Cinema showing of The Lego Movie on Wednesday 16th February. Please click here to view the ticket.