If You Really Knew Me

TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Sobering reality series digs deep to bust up stereotypes.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 16 reviews

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age 12+

Interesting. Not exactly mind blowing, though.

It's a watch and then talk show. It's an interesting experiment. I'd like to know if they go back and ask what happens afterword. THAT would be interesting. Sometimes, there are things said you wouldn't want your teens hearing, but if they're in high school, they already know it happens.

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age 13+

Love it and hate it at the same time

I love the idea of this program. However, as a social worker trained to always think about the other side, I fear for the the children whom make these confesions on television because the whole community in of the city in which the project is focused watches the program and may know the teenagers airing their family and life problems. When someone they know watches the program, it may cause even more problems in their lves outside of school. Not only this, but teenagers will be teenager. Just because they agree and abide by the program today, does not mean they will not make fun of these people with horrible pasts tomorrow. I just do not like te breech of confidentiality, but love the program! It hasgiven me a few ideas for my practice as well. I guess the show has so many strengths regarding the general teenage population that they were not worried about the impact it has on the lives of the confessers themselves. It may help alleviate the stress and burden of dealng with their issues for the day, but tomorrow is a whole new story!

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