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Common Sense Media says

Harrowing true stories exploit instead of inspire.

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AGE
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QUALITY
 
Review this title!
Teen, 16 years old Written bybrandi253 October 13, 2010
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
this show is really sad sometimes but its so good. :D
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 11 years old September 19, 2010
AGE
14
QUALITY
 

don't know

sad,very sad some said they had faith or lots of hope
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Teen, 14 years old Written bydr duck April 3, 2011
AGE
14
QUALITY
 

Scary show is 100% not for kids.

This show has no reenactments. Which may seem a bit safer. No. This show is extreme. There is also barely any censor (S--t gets uncensored and f--k they change to uck.)
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Parent of a 6 year old Written bysurprisemom44 October 22, 2013
AGE
11
QUALITY
 

I felt empowered by the stories of survival

I think it really depends on the episode. There was one that focused on Hurricane Katrina that was really inspiring and another that focused on the Alabama tornado from last spring. In both of those you could have talked about family emergency planning and weather and how it affects areas of the country. In addition, there have been some segments on children who were kidnapped and assaulted and it tells how they literally saved their own lives by thinking of ways to escape or remembered details about their attacks. Plus, for me personally, I watched it a lot while going through a divorce with my violent ex and it gave me a lot of strength. I felt empowered by the survival stories.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Parent Written byarcticranger February 28, 2012
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

Scary but Probably Beneficial to Some Kids

There is nothing exploitative about this series. I have never seen any blood or nudity on it. However, the descriptions of home invasions, animal attacks, accidents involving electrocution, etc, are very frank. If rape is involved the word rape is used, what else do you expect? The series illustrate the dangers of interacting with strangers which is good for kids to see. It also has a very positive message about keeping your wits about you when you ARE in danger. These are studio interviews with no cursing at all. No one says "s--t" or the "f--k" as someone here indicated. I saw ONE episode where a criminal smoked crack but they did not show this.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models