Remove Huggy Wuggy
Remove Huggy Wuggy
Why this petition matters
Huggy Wuggy - a sinister character that children are coming across online.
Parents are being urged not to let their children watch terrifying TikTok and YouTube videos of the killer teddy.
The bear sings about "hugging and killing" and asks those watching to "take their last breath".
Police have issued a warning over the character after some kids have been seen recreating the bear's actions on the playground.
One line says: "I could hug you here forever, til you breathe your last breath together."
It continues: "My teeth sharp and ready, in my grasp, yeah they're deadly".
The blue bear also invites people to "lean in for a spine-breaking embrace".
For further advice checkout the Safer Schools NI App:
Top Tips for helping your children :
If your child hasn’t mentioned Huggy Wuggy or Poppy Playtime, don’t name it. You may pique their curiosity which in turn could lead to them searching out the content for themselves on platforms they might have access to.
If you hear a child in your care mention Huggy Wuggy, pause and remain calm. It could be that they have overheard conversation about in school or online, it doesn’t necessarily mean they have viewed content or have a full understanding of who Huggy Wuggy is.
Ask them about the content they enjoy watching online, and if anything they’ve seen has ever made them or their friends upset or scared.
If they have seen anything upsetting, reassure them that they are safe. It’s important children know they can come and speak to you without fear of judgement. If necessary, ask them to show you the video or game, and follow appropriate reporting procedures if you are concerned.
It has also been reported that children as young as 5 years old have been found dead becuase of the songs sung by Huggy Wuggy . Most recently an 8 year old was found dead in his home after complying woth Huggy Wuggy.
We are petitioning for YouTube, TikTok and other social media platforms to aid in protecting our children by removing Huggy Wuggy videos and other content.