School Warns Parents of Netflix’s Success Squid Game After Students Caught Watching ‘Bloody Explicit’ Scenes On TikTok And Mobile Apps
- Ivanhoe College urged parents to prevent students from watching Squid Game
- Director Alison Allford discovered children playing games on the show
- The ultra-violent show was a huge hit on streaming giant Netflix
A school urged parents not to let children watch Squid Game after young students were found watching “bloody and explicit” scenes on TikTok and mobile game apps.
The Netflix TV series sees debt-ridden candidates tackle survival tasks for a gigantic cash prize.
The South Korean show is based on traditional playground games but with a sinister twist that sees contestants dejected if they fail to complete every challenge.
Schools and parents have already expressed concern that the show, which is Certificate 15, is being watched by much younger children.
Ivanhoe College in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, is so worried that school principal Alison Allford has urged parents to “keep a watchful eye” on what their children are watching.
The college welcomes children aged 11 to 14.
Parents have been warned against allowing their children to watch the ultra-violent South Korean TV show Squid Game by a school principal
Alison Allford, headmistress of Ivanhoe College in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, said some students have downloaded apps containing games from the hit show.
The surprise hit aired on Netflix and became one of its most successful shows of all time
Students were also advised against downloading an app called K-Game that recreates some of the most violent scenes from the TV show.
A spokesperson for the school told Nub News: âThe popularity of Squid Game is starting to spread across various online platforms.
âThere has been a plethora of content created – ranging from memes to apps – that conveys the violence of the show, so it’s important that parents, caregivers and educators understand the basics of Squid Game and the potential risks to it. young people who may be exposed to it.
âThere have been reports of children who have accounts on these platforms inadvertently viewing gory and explicit scenes from the program, and parents and caregivers need to be aware of the prevalence of these downloads.
‘Squid Game Challenge (also known as K-Game Challenge) is an app for smartphones and tablets that has been released for Android and iOs, and the two systems differ significantly in their age for the game.
âThe iTunes Store rates the app at 12+ (indicating ‘mild / infrequent horror / fear themes’), while the PEGI rating for Android is only 3+, which means very young children might be able to download and play the game even with parental controls enabled on their device or through Google Play.
Ivanhoe College warned parents of dangers posed by online sites linked to hit Netflix TV show Squid Game
Ivanhoe College in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, is so worried that school principal Alison Allford has urged parents to ‘keep a watchful eye’ on what their children are watching
âThe game is frequently interrupted by pop-ups and advertisements (sometimes appearing while the user quickly taps their screen while trying to complete the challenge).
âThis could easily lead to unwanted purchases or accidental visits to inappropriate sites beyond the app.
âAs a parent or guardian, keep a watchful eye on the content your children are watching.
âTalk to them openly and discuss how they spent time on their devices; let them ask questions as well.
“Make sure that parental controls are enabled on your child’s device and that the profiles of children with age restrictions are set up correctly for all on-demand services available through the family TV (like Netflix, in this case) to prevent inappropriate content from being broadcast. “
Ivanhoe College welcomes 953 students aged 11 to 14 and was rated “Good” by Ofsted inspectors in 2018.