Skins (U.K.)

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Unflinching British teen soap isn't for kids.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 17 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 78 reviews

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age 13+

Best show i’ve seen

There’s a lot of sex and drugs but at the end of the day kids need to know the side effects of acting like the Skins kids. this show will help them know what’s right so don’t wait until it’s too late. plus it’s fucking class

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 16+

Amazing show, NOT for young teens!

I'm going to have to disagree with some of the "kid" reviews on this site here. Yes, Skins UK is a decently written and gripping drama centered around teenagers, but that doesn't change the excessive adult content present. For someone who would like to watch this show while also being aware of adult content, here is a GENERAL description of the content found in Skins UK: Heavy drug use, student/teacher relationships, (attempted) sexual assault, suicidal ideation, and nudity/sexuality portraying minors. This is not to say that drug use, suicide awareness and nudity in itself make or break a show, the issue is the fact that the actors are all portraying teenagers as young as about 15. In making the decision to watch Skins, consider how these topics may be triggering for younger audiences, or even some adults. Again, this show is good, but I would definitely not recommend it to anyone under 16.

This title has:

Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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