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Child Protection, Safeguarding, and Internet Safety

At Aegir - A Specialist Academy, all Staff and Governors believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual young person.

Squid Game

Squid Game is a South Korean television series streaming on Netflix. The plot centres on a group of adult debtors, thieves, and gamblers competing against each other in a series of childhood games for a grand cash prize. However, there is a dark twist to these seemingly innocent games – losing competitors are violently killed off in ways that grow more twisted as the games grow more intense. Currently (October 2021), Squid Game has a rating of 15+ as the visual content includes high levels of gore, death, violence, and physical assault. It also has graphic depictions of suicide, murder, and sexual assault.

 

Children and young people are likely to know about Squid Game via word of mouth and social media/gaming platforms. They may be unaware of the extent of gore, death, and violence the show contains. It also focuses on adult themes (such as gambling, debt, and sex) that are not appropriate for younger viewers. For young people who live with mental health issues, they may be triggered by some of the content.

 

Please access the link below to find out more about Squid Game television series and social media platforms. The link contains useful guidance about themes to look out for and how to keep your child safe from inappropriate content, not only in the television show but also within popular online platforms such as Tiktok , Roblox and Minecraft.

 https://oursaferschools.co.uk/2021/10/08/squid-game/

We would like to help you  remind your children to practice good internet safety : 

Pause, Think and Talk.  

 

What you should do if you are worried about your or any young person's safety or if someone is hurting you outside of  school.

 

You must ask for help; you can call or go to these internet sites:

 

ServiceTelephone Number Website
Police999 
Childline0800 1111Childline
NSPCC0808 8000 5000NSPCC
Samaritans116 123Samaritans
Children's Services01522 782111 

Children's Services

out of hours

01522 782333 
CEOP's Thinkuknow CEOP's Thinkuknow

 

Further support and guidance on child protection issues is available via the following links:

Please click on the link below to view our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies.

Please see our Safeguarding Newsletters below.

 

 

Contact

Tel: 01427 619360

Email: enquiries@msat.education

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