English council hits out at Squid Game phenomenon

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Squid Game phenomenon: A Council in England has warned parents to prevent their children from watching Squid Game.

The Netflix show Squid Game is still gaining in popularity. According to reports, children as young as six years old have been copying the games in the show.

Parents and guardians have been emailed by the education safeguarding team from Central Bedfordshire Council. Parents were asked 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 violent show features various games that cash-strapped contestants undergo. The cost of failure is death. Some games featured in Squid Game are easy for children to recreate. This includes tug-of-war and marbles.

Even children who have not seen the show are aware of the Squid Game phenomenon. Viral challenges have been popping up on TikTok.

The email from the Council said: “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.”

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