Parents' Guide to

It Takes a Thief

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Reformed thieves teach how to be safe (or scared).

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Despite its ostensible emphasis on safety and security, It Takes Thief can leave viewers feeling vulnerable. The hosts stress the ease with which burglars can enter your home, potentially putting people and possessions at risk. Younger viewers (and even adults) may not have the perspective needed to understand the difference between real and perceived risk. While the intention of the show is to help people feel empowered to protect their home, the result might instead be to create unnecessary fear. (And then there's the idea that potential thieves might pick up a few tips by watching. ...)

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