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.