Sydney school begs parents to ban their children from watching Squid Game

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Sydney school begs parents to ban their children from watching Squid Game as kids recreate the Netflix show’s ‘dangerous’ games in the playground


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A primary school in Sydney’s Dulwich Hill has urged parents to ban their children from watching Netflix’s Squid Game.

Linda Wickham, the principal of Dulwich Hill Public School, sent a message to parents about the dangers of the South Korea survival drama, reports The Daily Telegraph.

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‘Squid Game features scenes that depict extreme violence and gore, strong language and frightening moments that are, according to its rating, simply not suitable for primary and early high school aged children,’ Ms Wickham wrote.

Look away! A primary school in Sydney's Dulwich Hill has urged parents to ban their children from watching Netflix's Squid Game in case they're negatively influenced by the show

Look away! A primary school in Sydney’s Dulwich Hill has urged parents to ban their children from watching Netflix’s Squid Game in case they’re negatively influenced by the show

‘An aggressive version of a familiar children’s game, red light, green light, is played in the series. This, and other inappropriate content are negatively influencing playground games.’

In Red Light, Green Light, participants must walk towards a gigantic robot doll, who has her back facing everyone.

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If she turns around and spots anybody moving, they are immediately shot dead on the spot.

Squid Game has become the biggest launch in Netflix history, with 111 million people watching the show since its debut on September 17.

'An aggressive version of a familiar children’s game, red light, green light, is played in the series. This, and other inappropriate content are negatively influencing playground games,' said Linda Wickham, the principal of Dulwich Hill Public School

‘An aggressive version of a familiar children’s game, red light, green light, is played in the series. This, and other inappropriate content are negatively influencing playground games,’ said Linda Wickham, the principal of Dulwich Hill Public School

The series has become quite the pop culture phenomenon, easily surpassing the 82 million accounts that watched Bridgerton in that show’s first 28 days.

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Squid Game is currently the #1 show on Netflix’s Top 10 lists in 94 countries around the globe, also becoming the first South Korean show to become the #1 show in the United States, according to CNN.

The 111 million viewers represents more than half of Netflix’s global subscriber base of 209 million.

Brutal: In Red Light, Green Light, participants must walk towards a gigantic robot doll, who has her back facing everyone. If she turns around and spots anybody moving, they are immediately shot dead on the spot

Brutal: In Red Light, Green Light, participants must walk towards a gigantic robot doll, who has her back facing everyone. If she turns around and spots anybody moving, they are immediately shot dead on the spot

Minyoung Kim, Netflix’s vice president of content for Korea, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, said the show ‘has broken through beyond our wildest dreams’.

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‘When we first started investing in Korean series and films in 2015, we knew we wanted to make world-class stories for the core K-content fans across Asia and the world,’ Kim said.

‘Squid Game’ gave [Netflix] more confidence that our global strategy is going towards the right direction.’

Popular: Squid Game has become the biggest launch in Netflix history, with 111 million people watching the show since its debut on September 17

Popular: Squid Game has become the biggest launch in Netflix history, with 111 million people watching the show since its debut on September 17 

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