Squid Game is a 2021 South Korea action mystery thriller
Starring Edward Hong, Yuuki Luna and Daniel C Kennedy
Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange
invitation to compete in children's games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits with deadly high stakes...
A few schools have urged parents to stop their kids watching Netflix's Squid Game. The Netflix show has been a huge hit but schools
are reportedly concerned about copycat actions. Youngsters are believed to be wanting to re-enact the games in school playgrounds.
According to the Mirror, one dad said his children's school in Ilford, east London, warned parents in a letter about
kids playing their own version of Squid Game and that parents could be sanctioned over it. One school in Belgium also raised concerns over kids mimicking the show's outcome - with children beating up eliminated players.
Sandown School in Deal,
Kent, issued extra lessons on violence and online harm as a response to the show's popularity. According to the Mirror, a spokeswoman for the school said Key Stage 2 teachers gave their pupils extra lessons on online safety and the dangers of watching
content that is not age appropriate.
Goodwin Academy, another school in Deal, reportedly confirmed its safeguarding team sent a letter to parents regarding age concerns over the content in the series. Squid Game has been rated appropriate for
viewers aged 15 and older and Netflix gives a series of content warnings including sex, violence and suicide.
Update: Bedfordshire Council recommends Squid Games
18th October 2021. See
article from theguardian.com
Central Bedfordshire Council has advised parents not to let their children watch the Netflix show Squid Game, after reports children as young as six are copying its violent challenges.
The education safeguarding team from Central
Bedfordshire council sent an email to parents and guardians in the district urging them to be vigilant after hearing reports that children and young people are copying games and violence from hit new Netflix series Squid Game, which is rated 15. The team
There have been some concerning reports recently about children and young people 'playing' Squid Game whilst at school. Squid Game is also being viewed via other platforms such as YouTube and TikTok, and given
the popularity of the games in the show, developers have made various mini-games based on Squid Game on Roblox and other gaming platforms.
We strongly advise that children should not watch Squid Game. The show is quite graphic
with a lot of violent content.
Update: Viewers heed the recommendations
18th October 2021. See
article from inews.co.uk
Netflix has said that the violent Korean drama Squid Game is now its most successful TV show of all time. The streaming giant told shareholders on Wednesday that the drama has been watched by a mind-boggling 142 million households around the world,
though Netflix's definition of viewers includes people who only watched a small portion of a single episode of a TV show.