19 February 2024

Image of FAO Parents & Carers - Safer Schools Alert - Saltburn Movie

Saltburn is a trending movie on Amazon Prime Video with a 15+ rating which has garnered attention for its controversial content, spawning countless memes, challenges and reaction videos on social media.

The film itself combines elements of comedy, thriller, and drama with shockingly graphic and explicit scenes encompassing sexual and violent content. The storyline revolves around a university student who engages in inappropriate and manipulative sexual behaviour and orchestrates a series of murders. Two notably lurid scenes have dominated discussions and engagement on social media:

  • The Bath Scene: A character drinks bathwater in which another character has just committed a sexual act.
  • The Grave Scene: A character sexually engages with a grave.

Safer Schools have found:

  • TikTok videos with up to 3.5 million views discussing and showing clips from the most graphic scenes.
  • Accessibility of these scenes on TikTok and YouTube even when logged into an account assigned to a 13-year-old.
  • Reaction videos and images shared across various platforms such as X, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.
  • Engagement in viral challenges, such as dancing to ‘Murder on the Dance Floor,’ with some videos featuring children in school uniforms.
  • Availability of gaming adaptations on platforms such as Roblox.

See the link below for more information:

Safer Schools Saltburn Movie Link