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Safeguarding Update- Squid Games

Safeguarding Update

Dear parents and carers,


We are aware some children have been watching Squid Game via Netflix and TikTok.

Squid Game is the new South Korean TV series, following the plight of several individuals who are in dire debt and desperate for a way out.

The group are offered the chance to win a huge jackpot of money if they take part in a series of survival challenges based on children’s games. 

However, don’t let the mention of children’s games fool you, as this show is anything but targeted at children.

Squid Game is brutal and violent, with Netflix stating on the UK site that it has a rating of 15.

On the website for the British Board of Film Classification, the organisation outlines that Squid Game contains ‘sexual violence references, injury detail, crude humour, sex, suicide, sexual images, violence’.

The BBFC emphasises that this means that this ‘particular form of media is suitable only for persons aged 15 or over’.


We recommend that you check if your child has viewed Squid Game and discuss how it is inappropriate for their age.

To keep your child’s Tik Tok account safe please follow this advice:

  • From your child’s device, open the TikTok app.
  • Go to profile, then tap the three dots button to open settings.
  • Scroll down to Digital Wellbeing.
  • Select Restricted Mode.
  • Choose “Turn on Restricted Mode.”
  • Choose and confirm your passcode.

Further advice on Netflix and TikTok can be found below: