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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Bizaardvark centers on best friends who write funny songs and post them on the internet for their fans. The content is silly, but kids will like the songs and the behind-the-scenes look at how internet personalities find inspiration. The show raises some issues parents and kids can discuss about internet safety, including what kind of content is appropriate to share online and what isn't. The characters' experiences with making friends will resonate with kids, touching on the desire to fit in and the sense of being part of a team of like-minded peers.
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What's the story?
Best friends Frankie (Madison Hu) and Paige (Olivia Rodrigo) collaborate on comical songs that they post on their internet channel in BIZAARDVARK. When their channel tops 10,000 views, they're invited to the Vuuugle headquarters to rub elbows with other internet stars, among whom they find some new friends.
Is it any good?
This formulaic comedy series is underwhelming, but its silliness will win over some young fans nonetheless. Frankie and Paige's collaboration is fun to watch, and the songs they turn out are entertaining, at least from a kid's standpoint. They're not breaking any new ground, but that doesn't mean they won't be well-received among their target audience.
In addition to watching the Bizaardvark duo collaborate creatively, kids also get to see some positive examples of friendship. Paige and Frankie start the show feeling out of place among their school peers, but settling in with other video creators at Vuuugle gives them a new sense of belonging and improved self-esteem. These moments are good reminders to kids of the value of being true to themselves and respecting the uniqueness in each person.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about creativity. Kids: In what areas are you most creative? How does expressing your creativity help you learn about yourself? Does watching Bizaardvark inspire you to be more creative?
Frankie and Paige start out the show feeling like misfits among their classmates. Have you ever felt the same? What qualities do you look for in a friend? Why is it important to not judge people by their appearances?
How do you ensure your safety on the web? How do you enforce screen-time limits in your home?
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