In the UK, a number of schools have issued a warning to parents to stop their kids from watching Netflix’s Squid Game.
According to LADbible, the students are asking their teachers if they can play the games from the South Korean TV series.
This incident has prompted some schools to issue a statement letter to the parents.
Moreover, it is believed that many kids in the UK have been asking their teachers if they can participate in ‘contests’ that are featured in the show, which involve hundreds of competitors gambling their lives for a crazy amount of prize money.
Because of this, schools had no choice but to knuckle down on children ‘mimicking’ the distressing games from the TV series.
One father tweeted that his children’s school in Ilford, east London, has issued a letter.
“Can’t believe my kids’ school has had to send a letter telling parents that kids are playing their own version of Squid Game and that parents will have sanctions applied if their kids mimic Squid Game,” he wrote. “The popularity of this show is next level.”
LadBible reports that John Bramston Primary School also informed the parents that issues were arising between students, which were caused by children re-enacting the harrowing games.
“Dear Parents/Carers, it has come to our attention that a number of our children are watching ‘Squid Game’ on Netflix,” the letter read.
“We have noticed an increased number of children starting to play their own versions of this game in the playground – which in turn is causing conflict within friendship groups.”
“Children who are watching this are being exposed to graphic realistic scenes of violence and sadly children are acting out these behaviors in the playground which will not be TOLERATED.”
“I would like to make you aware that this program is rated a 15 for a reason,” it continued.
“IT IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN. Any child who mimics or demonstrates these behaviors, parents will be called upon and sanctions applied.”
“Please be aware of the dangers of this TV program for your children and reinforce positive behaviors.”
“Also please explicitly share that pretending to shoot one another is not appropriate – nor acceptable,” it added.
“Please support us in keeping your children safe.”