A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Parent and kid playing, enjoying video games together could potentially be considered positive, but the dad's offhand comments in front of his young son about video game characters dying and beloved, iconic cartoon characters (e.g., from Arthur series) depicted as scary monsters may confuse or scare kids, negating most of the potential positive message.
Positive Role Models
The dad's rude, loud behavior coupled with his encouragement of his young children to also be rude, loud indicate that there's no positive role modeling here.
Violence & Scariness
Some of the video games the dad plays include some violence and scary scenes.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that FGTeeV (The Family Gaming Team) is a YouTube channel featuring a dad ("Duddy") playing and reviewing video games with his young kid. The channel also features comedy skits with the mom and other members of the family. There's a lot of yelling and exclamations, confusion and rude comments.
We recommend parent co-viewing of YouTube content for kids under 13. Please note that our reviewers watch between one and two 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 choice for their family.
Is It Any Good?
This raucous dad's family YouTube channel is impossible to classify as "family" entertainment. As the dad, Duddy, plays and reviews a range of kid- and teen-directed video games, he encourages one of his kids to follow his loud antics, even if it appears by the look on the kid's face that they don't really understand what's going on, what to do in the game, or why their dad is behaving the way he is. In one skit (Baby in Danger), the dad jokes that the baby character dies by drowning in a pool and his young son playing the game with him laughs and claps. The dad then explains that they should baby-proof their real-life family pool for their own real-life baby, but then explains that they haven't gotten around to it yet (which is somehow supposed to be humorous).
One redeeming quality of this YouTube channel is that the dad truly seems to love and enjoy his kids, which makes it even more sad that he's setting such a poor example of civil adult behavior and completely ignoring what's appropriate for his kids in their current developmental stages. FGTeeV is loud and obnoxious at best, offensive and dangerously confusing for young viewers at worst.
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