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.