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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that FGTeeV (The Family Gaming Team) is a YouTube channel featuring a dad ("Duddy") playing and reviewing video games with his young kid. The channel also features comedy skits with the mom and other members of the family. There's a lot of yelling and exclamations, confusion and rude comments.
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What's the story?
FGTeeV (THE FAMILY GAMING TEAM) is a YouTube channel featuring a family that loves video games. The family's dad, Duddy, loudly plays games like Five Night at Freddy's and Arthur's Nightmare in attempts at comedy (Escape the Crazy Cartoon Family) and a combo of scary suspense and comedy (She Will Find You!! Granny Boss in Slenrinda) with his kid. In other comedy skits (Baby Shawn Eats All Our Food & Makes House Dirty!), other members of the family, including the mom, appear in funny (via heavy editing) family situations, such as the baby "eating" all of the family's food.
Is it any good?
This raucous dad's family YouTube channel is impossible to classify as "family" entertainment. As the dad, Duddy, plays and reviews a range of kid- and teen-directed video games, he encourages one of his kids to follow his loud antics, even if it appears by the look on the kid's face that they don't really understand what's going on, what to do in the game, or why their dad is behaving the way he is. In one skit (Baby in Danger), the dad jokes that the baby character dies by drowning in a pool and his young son playing the game with him laughs and claps. The dad then explains that they should baby-proof their real-life family pool for their own real-life baby, but then explains that they haven't gotten around to it yet (which is somehow supposed to be humorous).
One redeeming quality of this YouTube channel is that the dad truly seems to love and enjoy his kids, which makes it even more sad that he's setting such a poor example of civil adult behavior and completely ignoring what's appropriate for his kids in their current developmental stages. FGTeeV is loud and obnoxious at best, offensive and dangerously confusing for young viewers at worst.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how FGTeeV uses yelling, sarcasm, danger, and rude comments as attempts at humor. Ask your kid or teen: What makes a skit funny? Is yelling and snarky humor funny to you? Why or why not? What crosses the line as just not funny, ever?
What does your kid or teen think about a young kid playing these more mature games with his dad? Is it innocent or inappropriate?
Some of the videos on this channel include games with cartoon characters targeted at young kids but that many kids may find disturbing or scary. Check out our article to find out more about this trend.
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