I'm thirteen and I've been watching the show since I was twelve. I think you really need to decide how easily your child is influenced to make a decision, because there are some iffy topics on the show and you need to make sure that your child knows these things are wrong. Great messages - the girls generally are given consequences for their actions (Maya smokes weed and gets sent away and later dies, but her death is unrelated; Hanna shoplifts and gets arrested; Aria dates an older teacher and gets in trouble with her parents) and the show is focused around the girls sticking together and being themselves. Great role models - the girls do lie a lot (hence the title of the show) but they generally have sufficient reason, such as protecting someone. Too much violence - nothing really gory or onscreen here at all. You honestly don't see anything. If your kid watches The Walking Dead, this is a preschool show in comparison. Too much sex - not really. There's some kissing, between both same- and opposite-sex couples. Hopefully nobody has a problem with there being a lesbian relationship is this show. It encourages Emily to be herself and not care what anyone else thinks about her. There are some implied sex scenes, but nothing is shown, and those scenes are pretty rare. There's a character who tells his girlfriend he won't have sex before marriage because it isn't right. He's definitely a positive role model. Too much swearing - nothing too strong. B*tch, d*mn, hell, and crap...nothing kids don't hear on a daily basis. Too much consumerism - I don't even inderstand how this one could make you decide not to let your child watch a show. There isn't any in the first place, but I doubt an Oreo package or the MTV symbol could make a show inappropriate. Too much drinking - there's some, by both adults and teens, but nothing major. I recall two instances - in the first, one girl goes missing and the others don't realize it because they were drunk, and in the second, Hanna gets drunk at a wedding but ends up getting in trouble with her parents. Lately, Hanna has had a drinking problem because of her boyfriend, but she's convincing him to stop. Too much drugs - there's one character, Maya, who smokes pot, but she gets sent away and it is recognized that her actions were wrong. Also, Spencer takes pills to stay awake but gets help. Too much smoking - extremely rare. There's the Maya situation and one scene where Wren is seen smoking a cigarette. That's all about this show. I think most kids eleven and older already know all of the content in the show and nothing will differ from what they hear on a daily basis.