Today I discovered very disturbing news through my cousins. He pointed me to a tweet by Danya Williams that mentioned:
SHARE please be aware and very cautious of what your child watches on YouTube and KIDS YOUTUBE. There is a thing called “Momo” that’s instructing kids to kill themselves, turn stoves on while everyone is sleep and even threatening to kill the children if they tell their parents.Danya Williams
This is absolutely disturbing and supremely disgusting. I intentionally did not embed the tweet here as the image grab from the tweet is something I can never get out of my head.
So we started chatting in the group and my cousin mentioned how there’s a huge problem on YouTube and in an article published on
One of my cousins mentioned, “Sometimes I want to move to an island and hunt and gather.” I responded well you can still do that, but we all can’t live on an island, disconnected from each other.
Human beings are social
But as parents, we need to make a stance and simply control the content and media our children are exposed to. Limit time to 30 minutes max to a select few items that you’ve already monitored and vetted. We also need to spend more time with our children as that is all they’re looking for.
Then he mentioned that he does want to get rid of his Television. To which I claimed well that’s quite honorable but we still have our phones which access those same media. Handing the phones to kids is a bad habit that we all do, simply to have some time to ourselves and we’re all to blame for it.
The biggest reason behind it (handing the iPhones or iPads over to our kids) is because that’s super easy to do.
The one thing that is constant in our lives is the 9-5 mentality. And when we’re home after 5/6/7pm we just want to do nothing because we’re so tired from the usage of our minds.
We simply then put things off for the weekend, and when the weekend comes we’re either driving to someone’s house or going out for groceries or other errands.
We grow up learning about how life is meant to be devised into separate sections. Between work and life and everything else.
I think the television needs a separate room to itself with lock and key.. and not be in the family room, this way we can control when it is being consumed.
Regardless we need to spend more time with our kids and teach them good moral lessons by being those examples.
What do you think should be done? Would love some comments below.