Lots of parents and professionals have become aware of the Momo Challenge - a game where children are contacted by someone called "Momo", and encouraged to commit violent or suicidal acts. Sound terrifying? Well, one school of thought believes it's all just a hoax...
This article questions whether the challenge is real, or grossly exaggerated. But fake news or not, the concept sparked a much needed debate over internet safety in general.
The Momo Challenge started in America and has attracted a lot of attention online and in social media as to its prevalence and accessibility by young children.
Parents are reminded to be vigilant of what children are accessing online. Schools and support groups have offered guidance on how children should report any concerns they have too.
A child protection expert said reports of a potentially deadly "suicide game" said to be targeting Northern Ireland children are either "fake" or "grossly exaggerated". On Thursday a string of charities, including the NSPCC, the Samaritans and the UK Safer Internet Centre dismissed the reports as a "hoax". YouTube said claims it appeared on its platform were false saying content of that nature would be removed. However, Jim Gamble said the advice on managing online risks to children were "spot on" from the PSNI and parents should be aware of them and how to encourage their children to identify and deal with them.