Friday Night Tykes

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Reality series shows ugly side of competitive youth sports.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 1 review

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age 13+

F Words

My 9 year old started watching this without asking but thankfully, I walked in during episode 2. Although f-words are bleeped out, they decided to include them in random captions at the bottom of the screen. Coaches were laughing and saying “f the other team” and players were also laughing and repeating it back to them during a warm up drill. I think it’d be an interesting show for older kids to watch, with a parent, so you can discuss the wrongs and rights that the teams and parents and coaches display but definitely not for my 9 year old.

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 13+

Terrible show

This show is terrible. Coaches yelling at little boys, telling them not to “f-ing cry” toxic masculinity up the wazoo. Coaches advocate helmet to helmet hits for 3rd graders- parents screaming. My two nephews love this terrible show that really has no redeeming qualities. Not to mention it should never be okay for adults to swear at children. That’s just wrong and this show normalizes brutality-winning over sportsmanship, and robot boys that aren’t allowed to have feelings.

This title has:

Too much swearing

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