Concern as kids act out ‘Squid Game’

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Security members wearing ‘Squid Game’ costumes stand guard at Lotte Shopping Avenue mall in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Security members wearing ‘Squid Game’ costumes stand guard at Lotte Shopping Avenue mall in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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School playground games have taken on a sinister edge. This is after reports of schoolchildren playing violent versions of games seen on Netflix’s popular Korean drama Squid Game.

While Squid Game is a commentary on socio-economic struggles of the working class, the drawcard of the show is the 456 debt-ridden adults playing deadly versions of games they played as children. The violent consequences of losing the games, as seen in the show, are a growing concern.

Reports of children enforcing watered-down, albeit dangerous punishments for losing the games have surfaced all over the world.

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