Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Viral-video show has humor, inspiration, dangerous stunts.

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Videos feature behaviors ranging from fun and absurd to dangerous. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Some folks create videos to help, inspire others. Others just want the attention.  

Violence

Dangerous weather, deadly stunts, crashes, screaming, yelling, and hitting (out of fear). 

Sex
Language

Occasional bleeped curses. 

Consumerism

The series is taped at Universal Studios, Hollywood. YouTube channels, random logos sometimes visible. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon features video recordings that have gone viral. It's meant to be in good fun, but some video subjects show people doing dangerous stunts or risking their lives to record things that should never be tried at home. There's some occasional bleeped language, too. YouTube is often referenced, and some folks discuss their personal channels and shows. 

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What's the story?

CAUGHT ON CAMERA WITH NICK CANNON is a series featuring stunts, rescues, bad weather, and all kinds of craziness caught on videos that have gone viral. Video footage is often shot with cell phones and camcorders, while some events are captured by security cameras, dash cams, and news crews. The people who create or produce these videos also share their thoughts about what's being shown. Throughout it all, host Nick Cannon offers his unique commentary on what's being presented. 

Is it any good?

This fun series highlights viral videos generally capturing moments that are interesting, inspiring, or just plain fun. From videos about superheroes played by kids fighting sickle cell anemia or parents playing tricks on their kids to footage of dare devils and stunt artists performing death-defying feats, each video offers a visual story about people's unique experiences. 

Some of the videos are absurd, and others serve as evidence of some very exceptional experiences. But Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon definitely highlights how people are using video (and video channels) to showcase their special talents and share experiences. And of course, some people just want to be entertaining. It's amusing and a fun, low-commitment watch. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the reasons videos go viral. Why do people put videos of themselves or their families on the internet? Is it to promote themselves? For attention? Is it to get on shows such as Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon?

  • Television shows such as Caught on Camera feature videos of people engaging in physical stunts and potentially dangerous behaviors. Is showing these stunts socially responsible?

TV details

  • Premiere date: December 14, 2014
  • Cast: Nick Cannon
  • Network: NBC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Available on: Streaming

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