Parents' Guide to

Victorious

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Upbeat iCarly-like tween comedy promotes confidence.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 101 parent reviews

age 7+

Apropriate

This is very apropriate for kids t and up but I put it ages 7+ because i believe that 5 year olds may not care for this show/ understand it. I laughed a little reading these reviews. I've watched each episode at least twice bc my kids and neices/ nephews love it so much and I can assure you that the edgy content of the show is either things your 7+ year old does know or should know. THEY ARE KIDS!!!! They aren't going to overthink this show! Seeing high school couples kiss isn't going to turn them into sluts. I'm a pediatrician and i know from studies and experience that if you keep your kids in a box for long enough they will learn the hard way and wont trust you. Let your kids watch a funny show. If you still dont know wether or not to let your kids watch it, watch it from a kids point of veiw. I dont know what else there is to say.
age 7+

People are overreacting

This show is amazing, really funny and appropriate for kids. Yes there are some kissing scenes, but kids see their parents kissing, so why not see it in a show. The show is about teens but very kid friendly and funny and sweet. It is hilarious and always gives a good laugh. There are diverse characters and w learn to love them all and to know them throughout the how. Sure some of the kids in the show aren't great role models but no one is perfect and they gotta learn things about life sooner or later. You can't hide your kids from the world.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (101 ):
Kids say (480 ):

This series marks Justice's rise from a successful supporting role in Zoey 101 to center stage; and, like her TV counterpart, she's worthy of the promotion. Tweens and younger teens will find much to like in Victorious -- original music, dance, plenty of mild teen drama -- and the fact that Tori always emerges with unwavering self-assurance sends positive vibes to impressionable viewers.

This upbeat comedy's glaring pitfall is its reliance on stereotypes: Each character stands for one type (the "mean girl," the "geek"), and gender- and race-based jokes are common. The show also over-promotes its (now defunct) partner social networking website, TheSlap.com. At the very least, though, that gives parents a good reason to talk with their kids about using social media in a safe, healthy way.

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