Steven Universe

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
Steven Universe Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 10+

Quirky cartoon values family, fun, and finding your purpose.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 144 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 402 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Stands out for .

Community Reviews

age 7+

Steven universe (2013) is fit for under 10s!

Come on, there is nothing offensive in Steven Universe (2013) that would make it have to be rated 10+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
2 people found this helpful.
age 10+

I Like This WAY Better Than Adventure Time I Really Do!

Way Better Than Adventure Time I Like Steven Universe WAY Better Than Adventure Time It Teaches Good Lessons,Good Morals,Be Happy With What You Have,Be Happy For Other People,Drink 3-5 Ounces Of Water A Day,Brush Your Teeth In The Morning And Night,Don’t Smoke And Drink Alcohol If You Are Under The Age Of 21. Here Are My Pros And Cons For Steven Universe Being Better Than Adventure Time Pros: 1. Adventure Time Teaches Kids Nothing But Steven Universe Teaches Kids The Best Lessons Out There 2. Adventure Time Has Too Much Swear Words Like “Stupid” “Butt” “Ass” “Damn” EhdieieoekekekwoButtPhilphyAnimal!” “Shut Up!” “You Are Unkind!” “Hate You!” “I Don’t Want To Be You’re Friend Anymore!” Steven Universe Is Thoughtful And Doesn’t Say All Those Inappropriate Swear Words Like Adventure Time Does 3. All Of Steven Universe’s Friends Know All About The Power Of Friendship And Adventure Time Doesn’t Cons: 1. Adventure Time Is A Great Show For Gamers But Steven Universe Is Less Charming For Gamers Than Adventure Time 2. Adventure Time Has Positive Role Models Like Finn Wanting To Be A Great Hero But Steven Universe Already Knows How To Be A Great Hero 3. Adventure Time Isn’t For Kids But Adventure Time Is Not As Positive As Steven Universe Is

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

TV Details

Our Editors Recommend

Character Strengths

Find more tv shows that help kids build character.

  • Holding hands
    Compassion
    See all
  • Kid looking through telescope
    Curiosity
    See all

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon magic wand on orange background
    Magic and Fantasy
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of luggage and a map
    Adventures
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a UFO
    Space and Aliens
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate