Bedfordshire council urge parents to ban kids from watching ‘Squid Game’

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This comes after reports that children are mimicking the violent challenges seen in the Netflix show

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A local council in England has urged parents to ban their kids from watching Netflix hits squid game.

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Following the show’s launch on September 17th, it has become Netflix’s biggest series to date and has topped the streaming service’s TV charts in 94 countries.

After the report came out that Children under six were mimicking the show’s violent challenges At the playground, an education safety team in central Bedfordshire has sent an email to parents of young children.


In the email, parents are asked to “be vigilant after hearing reports that children and youth are copying games and violence from the hit new Netflix series. squid game, which is rated 15″.

‘Squid Game’ – Credits: Netflix

The email said: “There have recently been some concerning reports about children and youth playing the ‘squid game’ in school. The squid game is also being viewed through other platforms such as YouTube and TikTok, and the show Given the popularity of the game in the U.S., developers have created various mini-games based on the Squid game on Roblox and other gaming platforms.

“We strongly advise that children should not see squid game. The show is quite graphic with lots of violent content.”

Elsewhere, police have jokingly reassured drivers that a motorway sign in England does not belong to a Netflix show.


The symbol seen at Junction 5 of the M4 near Slow is very similar to the symbols shown on invitations in the hit series. “This is just the direction for diversion routes during roadwork… oh!” Police wrote on Twitter.

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