I have been watching this show since I was 10, but some parents may not want their 10-year-olds watching this due to the violence and scary content. Overall, the show is very women-empowering. Jessica Fletcher is a wise, sensible and fun character with the smarts and the guts to investigate mysteries and eventually solve them, and find clues the cops always seem to miss. The sexual content is very mild. There is not affairs in every episode, nor is there kissing very frequently. But in some episodes, affairs are common, and almost always the partner knows they are cheating, which seems like a bad message for marriage and relationships. But bad guys never win. It will take you back to simpler days, when blood and unnecessary gore never existed. I love this show, but you need to know your child and find out if you think your child is mature enough for this program. There is mild language, but it is only used out of frustration, and is uncommon.