The Association of Heads of ICSE schools, West Bengal, asked the member schools to request parents to look out for their children and save them from falling prey to Whatsapp messages inviting youngsters to take 'Momo Challenge.'
The general secretary of the Association, Nabaru Dey said that there were no such cases reported by member schools about any student, and no 'Advisory' was issued by CID till date on the issue.
However, going by media reports "two days ago we have asked the member schools to undertake sensitisation 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 sensitising the guardians and the students about the menace of certain online games, earlier 'Blue Whale' and now 'Momo'," he said.
Nabaru Dey also said that they have asked schools to keep reminding students to stay away certain online games.
Dey, also the Principal of Central Modern School, Baranagar, said the sensitisation programme had already started in his institution. There are about 150 ICSE-affiliated schools in the plains and 30 schools in Darjeeling, Kurseong and Kalimpong in the hills.
The state CID (Criminal Investigation Department) had earlier said all the numbers through which the WhatsApp messages were sent to the people in West Bengal to play the 'Momo Challenge' were based abroad and an investigation had been initiated into it.
(With PTI inputs)