Parents' Guide to

Atomic Betty

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Spunky space-travelling heroine is positive model for kids.

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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 7+

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
age 8+

You go girl!

I've always loved this show as a kid! Atomic Betty was one of my favourite cartoons growing up. In this day and age, finding a show with a female protagonist that is a good role model, displays positive messages, and does not fit into stereotypes and leads to the destruction of young girls, is extremely hard! The common problem with today's society, is that women are viewed as mere sex objects and are inferior to men. Seldom do you ever see a cartoon starring a female character that breaks the stereotypes. That's why Atomic Betty rocks. It stems from the others, and shows that women can be just as tough (if not tougher) than men, and can hold their own with little to no help from men. Sure there are times when a girl needs a hand, but AB proves to be a very powerful, smart, and brave young girl that kicks major butt!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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ATOMIC BETTY proves that equal opportunity exists even in the cartoon world. This spunky young space traveler can hold her own in a male-dominated field of action-adventure characters, and the show ups the ante on its TV peers by including some worthwhile messages as well. Far from being an accidental heroine, Betty thrives on the challenge of unraveling her adversaries' evil plans and restoring the galactic balance. But her best quality is her dissimilarity to many other tween girls -- cartoon or not -- on TV today. She's unaffected by peer pressure and popularity and relies on her teammates and her smarts to get the job done.

As for the show's content, there's nothing worrisome for its intended kid audience aside from some mild potty humor and a smattering of brief scuffles between Betty's team and the bad guys. In the end, though, none of these minor blemishes tarnish the show's greatest asset -- its respectable heroine.

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