World's Strictest Parents

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

age 15+

Unruly teens get an eye-opening reality check.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 17 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 18+

A Hideous Reality Show

First of all I am a supporter of Anonymous (google it if you haven't heard of it) This show has an agenda to legitimize and justify child abuse. I cannot believe it has been allowed to air. Of course it had huge popularity and worldwide success- especially with Internet Trolls, because we are living in a world right now that is unbelievably evil and nefarious. The kids on there are kept there against their will even though they express that they are desperate to leave those abusive situations. This show is there to teach people to SUBMIT and OBEY otherwise you will be subject to abuse and Humiliation. Even the way you have described it CSM, proves it, "Unruly teens get a reality check" - What's wrong with people being radical or unruly? It's the British Media only because they are rebelling against Britain's child protection laws as they are known to be some of the best in the world. And this is a hideous reality show a bit like Toddlers and Tiaras or I Smack And I'm Proud. It's stomach turning to watch and is a Nefarious agenda created by the Western Media/Government to justify Child Abuse in many forms from Smacking to all kinds of other things and when Activists cry out against this, those malicious devils tell us, "But that proves that those methods work right?". The Parents featured on this show are not Strict at all but downright Abusive. The British teens who go there are deliberately provoked, are physically abused and have their rights violated and when they fight back, they are demonized as absolute terrors. For example, a Headteacher woman stops this girl physically from leaving the classroom and restrains her very badly like wrestling and holds onto her successfully till the end with the girl shouting, "Fucking get off me" (wish I could show you the clip) This is trying to make the public hate young people more than they already do. But the producers obviously could not just call it "The World's Most Abusive Parents". Most of all it justifies the sadistic behaviors of those Parents by branding it the CULTURE of those countries, which I promise you, being from India, that's not at all representative of us. For example, in India this man called Ajay tells a girl "Look what all the other women doing" and she tells him, "Where I come from Women have so many Rights" and he replies, "That is the life". And another Indian Father declares that he is the "Head of the Family and his Wife". So you are justifying all kinds of abuses/evil people in the name of 'Culture'. A Turkish Father's Son tells us, "My Father PUNCH ME if I'm bad" and this same man restrains the British boy and forces him to confront his fear of Goats till he is in TEARS. An African Man says, "When it comes to Children, there are NO RIGHTS!" (referring to public lashings and death penalties for children in Africa) and laughs his head of and the upset teens are again demonized and ridiculed for protesting that. These Australian Parents LOCK these Children in the house and they are trying to steal keys to escape. These Christian Parents CHASE and physically force these kids to attend church- imagine if those Parents are doing this not caring that they will be on TV worldwide??. ALL THIS IN THE NAME OF THE BRITISH KIDS "LEARNING" about other "Cultures" - I cannot believe you were allowed to even create and air such sickening shows. The British Kids on there are indeed wayward and crazy - I have been bullied at school by kids like them and yet here I am defending them- because they come from disturbing backgrounds from awful British Parents who couldn't care less, who are divorced or had other issues....- it would make more sense if you'd put THEM on a Plane to these countries, not the poor kids who you're encouraging the public to hate. This show has therefore proven Britain's refusal to take accountability and responsiblity and instead blame it on the kids - I don't know any other country who does this. After this show was aired, nefarious British Media like the Daily Mail etc have written articles saying why the Teens are so childish to protest and why they're awful. No one else would write this so I had to.

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age 17+

Parents need a share of the blame.

Teenagers don’t usually act rebellious/entitled for no reason. It’s time for parents to stop acting like victims and start taking some responsibility for how their kids turned out. Behaviors, thoughts & actions are rooted in childhood, so the way these teenagers were raised speaks volumes. Remember: behind every rebellious kid is a parent in denial.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: September 1, 2008
  • Cast: Gary Mavers
  • Network: CMT
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: NR
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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