Squid Game: Don't Allow your Kids Watch Series, English Council Warns Parents, Gives Reasons

Squid Game: Don't Allow your Kids Watch Series, English Council Warns Parents, Gives Reasons

  • Children were reported to be copying activities from the Squid Game TV show, and a council sent emails to parents as a warning
  • Some of the games on the show are said to be easily recreated by kids who use physical violence as punishment
  • Despite others not watching the TV show, users on social media sites such as TikTok are taking part in some of the challenges, leading kids to follow suit

The number one TV show globally, Squid Game, has entertained millions of people worldwide but also seems to be harming some.

Squid Game said to be causing violence on kids.
A scene from the famous TV show that has broken records. Photo: Netflix.
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According to a council in the South of England, children should not be allowed to watch the famous TV show because kids as young as six years old are copying some of the violent challenges.

The Guardian reports that the Education Safeguarding team from Central Bedfordshire council sent emails to parents advising them to be cautious of such games.

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This was after reports that children were copying some of the Squid Game's activities and violence they had seen on the age 15 rated show.

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Some of the games in the series are said to be violent versions of playground games such as marbles and tug of war, said to be easy for children to recreate.

Some of the kids are said to have not watched the show but are well informed about challenges on TikTok, where users post their challenges.

In the TV show, those who lose challenges pay with their lives while children use physical violence to punish them.

The Guardian shared that a school in Belgium was beating up those who moved in the popular "red light, green light" game as a substitute for shooting them, just like in the show.

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The honeycomb game, where players cut out shapes in a thin honeycomb disc, has also caused concerns with its popularity on TikTok - with fears that children might burn themselves on caramelised sugar in their attempts to make them.

Remove scenes on show

Netflix and the production company behind the popular TV show also recently disclosed that they would edit out and remove scenes of the individual's real number highlighted in the movie.

TODAY reported the company agreed that together with the local production Siren Pictures, they would edit scenes and remove the phone number displayed on the mysterious invitation card in the famous show.

This was after the owner of the number reached out to complain about the constant pranks she was getting.

Lost six teeth

The creator of the famous Netflix TV show Squid Game, Hwang D*ng-hyuk, earlier shared some insights into the series.

The South Korean movie producer disclosed the game is about losers and portrays the competitive society we live in today.

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He said he used to play most of the games on the show as a child, "Squid Game" would come last in the day due to how difficult and severe it was.

Hwang disclosed he lost six teeth while filming the series due to the stress brought by it.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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