Parents' Guide to

Degrassi, Old School

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Edgy but responsible; excellent TV for teens.

TV TeenNick Drama 1987
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 11+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 7+

Way better than Skins!

This show is so cool! Awesome drama,great action,ect.The voice acting is just PERFECT! Recommended to ALL drama fans!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (11 ):

Unlike many teen dramas, such as Beverly Hills, 90210, Degrassi provides an edgy, accurate look at kids and school life. The show isn't about being hip or looking perfect, and the characters don't sport flawless bodies and impeccable designer clothes. Instead, Degrassi is committed to discussing teen issues in a strikingly real, straightforward manner.

Topics like standing up for your principles, dealing with gender inequality, and handling boyfriend troubles are mixed in with concerns about unwanted pregnancy, drug use, homosexuality, alcoholism, oral sex, AIDS, and child molestation. The frankness of some of these discussions makes the show too strong for younger audiences, but for the teen and older tween viewers the show is aimed at, it's this very honesty that makes Degrassi worth watching.

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