Thursday, October 28

The Catalan Audiovisual Council asks families not to let children see ‘The Squid Game’

The Squid Game is the series of the moment not only among adults, but also among many children, which has forced the Catalan Audiovisual Council (CAC) to issue a statement in which they remember that it is a content not recommended for under 16 years of age. The president of this organization, Roger Loppacher, has expressed that those who do not reach that age “should not see the series, since it contains harmful content.”

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The CAC’s pronouncement comes after some teachers have warned that in their schools, including Primary, students play to imitate the tests of ‘The Squid Game’ at recess (these are Korean children’s games but with the particularity of that who loses, dies).

In this sense, Loppacher encourages families to “follow the signs and use the parental control systems that Netflix offers.” Beyond Spain, where the recommendation is for those over 16 years of age, in other countries the threshold is similar: in Germany, France, the Netherlands and Sweden it is 16; in the United Kingdom from 15-16 and in Italy, from 14.

In the CAC statement, Loppacher added that they are working on a series of tutorials to “disseminate” how to make use of parental control systems, both on Netflix and on other platforms such as YouTube or TikTok. “The problem is that these are systems that must be established within each family and, unfortunately, in many cases it may happen that there is ignorance on the part of the fathers and mothers, who should be in charge of implementing them”, has regretted.

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