School kids play SQUID GAME during recess with their own violent ‘elimination’ process, including punching and kicking losers as punishment
- South Korean survival drama has become Netflix’s most-watched series
- The series revolves around 456 characters in debt who compete in a series of children’s games in hopes of winning a cash prize of nearly $40 million.
- However, the games are life and death as those who get ‘eliminated’ are killed
- Bay District Schools in Florida posted a ‘security update’ to Facebook last week warning that children were hurting each other while playing the show
- A principal of one of the district’s schools told Fox News that they had problems with children hitting and kicking each other while playing “Squid Game.”
- She stressed that parents should be aware that children also learn about the show through online videos of video game characters reenacting the scenes.
- Concerned parents and teachers take to Twitter to comment on new trend after hearing ‘Squid Game’ is all the rage on the playground
Kids across the country are reportedly playing their own versions of “Squid Game” during intermission, handing out violent punishments inspired by the show’s gruesome “eliminations.”
The South Korean survival drama, which has become Netflix’s most-watched new series, revolves around 456 debt-ridden characters who compete in a series of children’s games in hopes of winning a cash prize of nearly $40 million, but the cost of losing is instant death.
Ilea Faircloth, the principal of Hiland Park Elementary School in Panama City, Florida, told Fox News that students punched and kicked each other to reenact the elimination portion of “Squid Game.”
Alarming Trend: Kids Play ‘Squid Game’ During Intermission and Have Their Own Violent ‘Eliminations’ After the Popularity of South Korean Survival Drama on Netflix
Big problem: Bay District Schools in Florida posted a ‘security update’ on Facebook last week warning that children were hurting each other while impersonating the show
Faircloth stressed that the growing problem goes beyond just students watching the show, explain that they learn about it in different ways.
The director noted that there are videos online in which video game characters act out the scenes that parents may not be aware of.
Hiland Park Elementary is part of Bay District Schools, which warned parents about the show in a facebook “security update” posted last Wednesday.
“There is currently a popular show on Netflix called Squid Game that we can all agree is not suitable for young children,” the statement read. “While parents may think their younger students are not being exposed to this show, it has become clear to us this week that various game applications and video platforms are making some of the content accessible to children without their parents’ knowledge.
“As a result, some kids try to recreate show scenes at school, but what sounds harmless (who didn’t play Red Light/Green Light as a kid?) isn’t actually harmless because the game in the TV show includes ‘elimination’. (death) and we see children trying to hurt each other in the name of this ‘game’.’
Gruesome: The series revolves around characters in debt who compete in a series of children’s games in hopes of winning a cash prize, but those who are ‘eliminated’ are killed
Opinions: Concerned parents and teachers tweet about new trend after hearing ‘Squid Game’ is all the rage on the playground, though some don’t mind
The post urged parents to be aware of the content their children are watching online and to talk to them about why they can’t play violent games at school.
Concerned parents and teachers are also taking to Twitter to comment on the new trend after hearing that “Squid Game” is all the rage on the playground.
“8yo reports that the new activity during recess is ‘Squid Game’,” one person wrote, while another added: “Camera operator told me today that his 9-year-old and friends have already designed a Squid Game for their schoolyard .’
‘My daughter said that children play ‘squid games’ during recess. This… doesn’t seem like a great development to me,” another said.
Others thought people made a big deal out of nothing, arguing that “Squid Game” was inspired by popular children’s games like “Red Light, Green Light.”
‘Squid game hysteria really are like “DO YOUR CHILDREN PLAY CHILDREN’S GAMES?!?!?” a critic tweeted.