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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Online boarding school drama has some violence, sex.

TV Online Drama 2009
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age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

Excellent show for ages 11 (6th grade) and up

Private is an excellent show for ages 11 (6th grade) and up. Kids will enjoy the fun details of the wealthy and privileged. Your children should be smart enough to realize that this is guilty pleasure TV and should not be taken seriously. A+

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Like many other online series, Private mixes teen conflict and romance with mystery. While these themes are hardly original, they're probably enough to attract teens (particularly those on the younger side). The fact that these young characters live in a rather autonomous world will also be appealing.

Although it's definitely milder than some online shows out there, Private still has enough mature story material, sexual innuendo, and violence to make it iffy for tweens. But teens, especially those who are fans of the book, will likely be anxious to check it out.

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