iCarly

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Interactive show raises social media issues for tweens.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 164 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 687 reviews

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age 18+

Racist script

I'm so disappointed in this show. The casual racism and profiling is disgusting. The scene with the polish kid who calls into Carly's Internet show has a terrible fake accent, that the girls then mimcik, badly. And then turn off saying something about lets stick to ppl who speak our language. I almost spat my breakfast out. My kids are now banned from this show. Should be a safe place. How dare you fill kids heads with that sort of prejudice. How this has been allowed for a young audience is beyond me.
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age 9+

Loud and lacking in moral worth

Unlike older Nickelodeon shows (Sister Sister, Sabrina, etc), this show has little to no moral substance, and is full of loud violent attempts at humour. The Sam character often lashes out physically when annoyed, which always receives a laugh despite being inappropriate. Jokes are also made about an older women forcibly kissing a young man (teen?) in one episode, and when he asserts that she forced herself on him, she says "Don't pretend you don't love it". Using sexual assault as humour is very worrying, and it's a "joke" which certainly wouldn't be made if the genders were reversed.
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