Elena Merenda (MOMO Challenge)

By Stephen G Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities

Elena Merenda is Assistant Program Head of Early Childhood Studies at University of Guelph-Humber. Her recent article in The Conversation, “‘Momo challenge hoax’ prompts parents to help children deal with scary media” has prompted some deeper conversations about the images and stories that young children encounter in their online lives.

How do parents and educators monitor not only the content, but how children are responding to that content?