Braintrace’s John Limb, Chief Technology Officer interviewed by CBS KUTV Channel 2 News

John Limb, Chief Technology Officer of Braintrace was interviewed by KUTV 2News / KMYU yesterday, to discuss the MoMo challenge and how parents can protect their children from online videos, such as this.

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — By now, you may have heard of the “MoMo Challenge,” an internet nightmare capturing parents’ attention.

A horrifying, bugged-eyed woman has reportedly popped up on children’s devices. A Tooele mom, Sara Markham, said her 7-year-old son saw “MoMo” on YouTube.

Salt Lake City cybersecurity experts have some advice for parents concerned about what their children may encounter on the internet, including the “Momo challenge,” which a Utah mom says terrified her 7-year-old son. (Photo: KUTV)
“That’s the internet. It’s not a safe place,” said John Limb, chief technical operator at Braintrace Cyber Security.
Salt Lake City cyber security experts have some advice for parents concerned about what their children may encounter on the internet, including the “Momo challenge,” which a Utah mom says terrified her 7-year-old son. (Photo: KUTV)

“Anyone can splice anything into video and upload it onto YouTube,” Limb said.

Whether it’s the “MoMo Challenge” or something else, Limb said internet predators are out there.

“The problem today is they’re using social media. They’re using the video apps. They’re using any way they can to groom children to get access to them right under their noses,” he said.

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