Parents' Guide to

MTV Juvies

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Teens get scared straight in MTV reality doc.

TV MTV Reality TV 2007
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The show's harsh details are bound to make a lasting impression. For example, during the intake process, Cordell must strip down in front of a staffer and rub Lysol on his hair to kill any potential bugs that might be living on his body. To someone like him -- a good student who's active in extracurriculars and hopes to be a lawyer someday -- the process is terribly humiliating.

While part of Juvies' appeal is its voyeuristic payoff, teen viewers will probably empathize with the inmates enough to think twice about doing anything that could make them wind up in the TV teens' place.

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