Should children as young as 8 be watching Squid Game? Surprisingly, parents and experts disagree

Squid Game is South Korean survival drama television series streaming on Netflix that follows hundreds of players who have accepted an invitation to compete in children’s games for a monetary reward. However, the players soon discover that losing in these games means a grisly death.

The show has an age restriction of 16, but a quick browse through some local and international parenting sites reveals that many children under that age are watching the series, with some parents admitting their 8-year-olds have watched it.