Council urges parents not to allow children to watch Squid Game

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Reports of school kids copying violent challenges from hit Netflix show squid game A council has been prompted to issue warnings to parents and guardians.

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Central Bedfordshire Council’s education safety team said in a district-wide email that the 15-rated series was “quite graphic with very violent content”.

The council urged parents to be “vigilant” and added: “We strongly advise that children should not squid game


This follows a similar warning from an elementary school in Ilford, when students were seen trying to ‘play’ the games featured in the programme.

squid gameThe challenges are mostly based on old playgrounds such as tug of war, marbles and red light, green light, but with a violent twist. If the contestants fail the test they are killed and the last one who survives wins a huge cash prize.

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Email, first reported by Guardian, warned parents to “be vigilant after hearing reports of children and youth imitating sports and violence”.

It added: “There have been some concerning reports recently about children and youth ‘playing’. squid game While in school.

“squid game” Also being watched through other platforms such as YouTube and TikTok, and seeing the popularity of the games on the show, the developers have created various mini-games based on squid game on Roblox and other gaming platforms.”

Last week John Bramston Primary School in Ilford sent a letter to parents warning them of sanctions if children were seen copying scenes from the series.

The school wrote: “Children who are watching this are being exposed to graphic realistic scenes of violence and sadly children are committing this behavior in the playground which will not be tolerated.

“Please share categorically that pretending to shoot each other is not appropriate – nor acceptable. Please support us in keeping your children safe.”


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