‘The squid game’ It is the fashion series, which has become the most watched in Netflix history, where it has supposedly already exceeded 111 million viewings worldwide. But … what happens when fiction crosses the fine line that separates it from reality?
What began as simple fun, with millions of people enjoying on screen the sadism of the South Korean Netflix series, where a group of people compete to the death to win a millionaire prize, has ended in concern.
Despite the fact that ‘The Squid Game’ It is not recommended for children under 16 years of age, many children have joined the fan fiction phenomenon. The problem is that they imitate the challenges of the series in schools and their teachers fear that the violence it displays will normalize.
This has been denounced by several Spanish teachers, who have shared their concern about the depth of ‘The squid game’ in several Primary schools.
The Mint Lollipop Twitter account denounces the danger that children, who are not able to adequately separate reality from fiction, see this series.
I’ve been in shock for a few days. The series “The Squid Game” is playing very strong among school children. I open THREAD ⬇️
– Mint lollipop (@Piruletadementa) October 8, 2021
“We realized a couple of days ago that the 8 and 9-year-olds (Primary 3-4) were playing what appeared to be the game of ‘One, two, three, English chick’. When we looked better we saw that it was the red light, green light game from the series ‘The Squid Game’. Game with included song and simulated shots to the participants, falling to the ground pretending to be dead, as in the series», He writes in a thread in which he complains that most of the students have watched the series with their parents.
«What values are we teachers working on every day so that later from home they see normal for children so young to see such brutal scenes of violence? We lose the desire for everything, “he complained.
Along the same lines, a school in San Sebastián de los Reyes has been alerted through a circular of the danger that the little ones see ‘The Squid Game’. «The images and values transmitted in this series can seriously harm childrens and girls in the infant and primary stage ”.
Beyond Spain, there is also concern about the influence of this series on children. In Belgium, the use of violence has been imitated, while in the United Kingdom several social media accounts urge you to participate in games in which if you lose, he would be shot in the face with a compressed air pistol.