TV review by
Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommendPopular with kids
Sweet, bubbly gamer mom plays games, talks a lot.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 51 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

Funny, sweet, fun. Not a lot of substance.

Positive Role Models

Super sweet, bubbly personality. Jessica seems like a happy mom living her dream as a YouTube gamer.

Violence & Scariness

Mild gaming violence.

Sexy Stuff

Mildly suggestive jokes.


Promotes other YouTubers, games.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Aphmau is a gaming channel that also includes personal vignettes about channel star Jessica Bravura's life. Bravura started the channel with a group of friends as a Minecraft roleplay channel and often includes friends, Dan and Jason, who play games with her. Over time, it's developed into more of a variety show in which she shares vignettes of her family's life (she's a mom of two), the typical YouTube "challenges," anime, and new games other than Minecraft. We recommend parent co-viewing of YouTube content for kids under 13. Please note that our reviewers watch between 1-2 hours of content to determine the general appropriateness of each YouTube channel. Some channels contain more variety within their content than others and we do our best to capture the overall subject and tone to help parents make the best choices for their families.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bySheepishJackalope February 9, 2019

Awesome Aph

Having been a subscriber for several years she has never disappointed me with inappropriate content. Everything she has is pg or g. She also addresses in wonder... Continue reading
Adult Written byTotorocatss December 8, 2019

Good for kids

I watched a couple episodes with my 10 year old son and it has a very good message.
Teen, 13 years old Written byPerfectCh4o5YT May 12, 2020
She swears occasionally, sometimes adds a sex joke, and is fake in most of her videos now. Some are genuine and fun, but not as much anymore compared to 2019 an... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byNekoette October 31, 2020
I think Aphmau is so amazing and kind to her friends and her fans. And thats why i like her as a fan and a friend

What's the story?

APHMAU includes new game videos (The issue with Spongebob), Minecraft videos (Kids are Terrible: Think of the Children!), challenges (Try Not To Laugh Challenge), slices of life videos (I got a kitten!), an anime music video (Faster Car), and more.

Is it any good?

Aphmau is sweet and nice, but not all that interesting or thought-provoking. There are a lot more "hey you guys!" and "oooh cute!" and "oh my gosh!" comments than there are insightful or substantive comments or creative ideas. For kids who like gaming and slice of life vlogs, Aphmau definitely hits a sweet spot. But for everyone else, there's not a lot here beyond the typical watch-a-YouTuber-play-games and "I got a kitten!" videos.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how Aphmau combines anime with gaming and personal vignettes about her life in her YouTube channel. Which aspect of this channel does your kid like best?

  • If your kid likes to watch Jessica Bravura play games -- and you're wondering why -- check this out: Why Does My Teen Like To Watch People Play Game On YouTube?

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