I recommend this for those in 8th grade, because they will be most likely learning about Anne Frank and the holocaust. It's great for insight and you actually get to learn how the Jews had to live. The violence, bombing and war stories, wasn't so bad. It allowed you to understand how it was like in the home. The only "sexual behavior" displayed is how Anne tries to understand herself. She's talking about how she's developing physically and mentally. There are kissing scenes though. I don't remember catching any bad words, unless you count "bloody." Mr. Herman VanDaan was a smoker, but there was about 2-3 scenes going to smoke, I think. I wouldn't say Anne is the best role model, but she displayed her courage, optimism, and strong will. Before the movie ended, the line "In spite of everything, I still believe there is good in people." I found that quote very empowering. She stood for strength and what not, since she always talks about being independent and better. Overall, the story is mostly about a teenage girl trying to understand herself in a dangerous time in history.