Middle School Parent Notice | Squid Game

Hello Middle School Parents,

I hope that you all are doing well. I wanted to share with you something that has recently come to my attention. Some of you may know that there is a new and very popular television show on Netflix called Squid Game, and apparently it has become especially popular with many of our middle school students. The show is rated TV-MA and is not intended for children under the age of 16. It contains extreme violence, sex, nudity and other mature themes. I watched the first episode over the weekend and as a parent myself, I felt compelled to share this information with you.

Recently I heard a grade 6 student shout as he left for recess ‘I’m going to play Squid Game, who’s coming with me’. Later in the day a grade 8 student commented that he had already bought a Squid Game costume for Halloween. As parents, I feel like it would be worthwhile to have a conversation with your kids about the show and determine if you are comfortable with your child watching the show. I would suggest that you preview the show or watch an episode before having the conversation.

If you have any questions or would like to speak directly about any of this, please let me know. Thanks in advance for your support.