Parents' Guide to

Prank Academy

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Internet stars help celebs stage funny hoaxes on friends.

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From cooking-show mishaps to choreographed public brawls, these polished pranks get big laughs from everyone involved once the truth comes out. The conspirators obviously have fun staging them, and the victims are decent sports about the short-lived stress after the dust clears. With professionals setting the scene and manning the stunts, it's no wonder the subjects don't have a clue they're the brunt of a joke until the big reveal. These are top-notch ploys set up by people who don't joke around about their pranks.

Prank Academy is a fun pick for parents with tweens and teens, but occasional language and some innuendo keep it from being full family fare. It's also a great way to start conversations with your kids about bullying, as you can compare and contrast the players' actions with more hurtful intentions kids may have witnessed or experienced in their own lives.

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