Do You Know Squid Game?
Squid Game, a series about dangerous children’s games, is popular all over the world
In recent days this series has been widely reported by the media and written about by film critics and social media users.
It airs on Netflix and is filmed in South Korea.
In the last month since it first aired, it has become popular around the world.
It’s success has also moved into the digital world, where thousands play it on video game websites.
With what has it impressed people?
This is a game where players on the field stop and move according to instructions. If they hear the word green, they move, if the word red, they stop.
However, this game has serious consequences in the series, as those who do not stop in time are shot.
The gruesome series intertwines games with poverty and wage inequalities. Specifically, impoverished and desperate people compete for money.
The series is not suitable for under 17. Mainly due to extreme violence, some sex scenes and alcohol consumption. Watching it was not recommended by some schools in the UK.
In Belgium, children recreated a game from the series in a school playground and beat their classmates who lost.
Many parents worry that their children would watch the series or play that way. So you need to know that violent games should not be played.
Those who choose to watch the series anyway can take advantage of this to talk to their parents about the real problems they have. These are, for example, violence and inequality, says Neil Andersen, president of the Toronto Media Literacy Association.
Points To Consider
- Why is such content not suitable for children?
- How do we know which content isn’t suitable on television?
- How can it affect us if we watch violent content?
The original version of this article was published on October 13th.