E Safety Update Nov 2021

‘Squid Game’ – Online Safety Alert & Guidance for Parents.

Squid Game is a Korean drama series on Netflix that has become one of the most popular topics on the internet for its unique plot. The show mimics children’s games however it ends with participants being violently killed if they lose.

Our concern rests on the fact that this programme features a large number of scenes of brutal violence and is rated 15 by the British Board of Film Classification. Adults who do not succeed at the tasks are killed.

It has been brought to my attention recently that some of our pupils, as young as Key Stage 1 are able to draw pictures and talk about this programme whilst at school. 

Although this is a very small minority of pupils I thought it would be useful to just alert all parents to these concerns and offer some guidance to support you to keep your child safe online.