RomanAtwoodVlogs

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Viral videos mine star's, family's lives for entertainment.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

A mixed bag. Roman's pranks put other people in the hot spot, making sport of their discomfort. He also mines some personal moments and events for entertainment. On the other hand, he loves his family, enjoys spending time with his kids, and obviously has a passion for his work.

 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Roman is a devoted family man, but he can also be juvenile and have little regard for consequences.

 

Violence

Occasionally minor injuries in pranks and stunts.

 

Sex

References to sex in the context of making a baby or stunts that incorporate condoms, for instance. In some instances Roman and Brittney are shown in swimsuits in the shower. Some upper body nudity, but breasts are obscured.

 

Language

Rarely "friggin." Anything stronger is edited.

 

Consumerism

Roman's merchandise line, Smile More, gets much visibility in the vlogs.

 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that RomanAtwoodVlogs is a YouTube channel composed of slice-of-life videos from internet personality Roman Atwood. The content ranges from Roman's free time at home with his family to re-creations of viral stunts like the water condom challenge. As with most YouTube content, it's highly unpredictable and sometimes includes references to sex, partial nudity (adults in underwear, but anything more revealing is blurred), and pranks at others' expense. On the upside, Roman is devoted to his family and involves his kids in his work. Please note: Our reviewers watch between one and two hours of content to determine the general appropriateness of each YouTube channel. Some channels contain more variety within their content than others; we do our best to capture the channel's overall subject and tone to help parents make the best choice for their family. We recommend parent co-viewing of YouTube content for kids under 13.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bytheclimbert January 24, 2018

awsome chanel

awsome youtube channel he is a very helpful person helps a orginisem called make a wish that helps kids with sicknesses to find the person that they want to me...
Teen, 14 years old Written byKingRobert December 30, 2017

Meh

He doesn't strike me as very interesting.
Teen, 17 years old Written byyoutuber_101 April 27, 2018

What's the story?

ROMANATWOODVLOGS is a YouTube channel that features unscripted videos from comedian and internet personality Roman Atwood. Most clips involve daily matters in his life, at home with his girlfriend, Brittney Smith, and their children, Noah, Kane, and, in later episodes, baby Cora. Others see the family on vacation or out and about in town. Some show Roman and his friends trying viral stunts and playing pranks on each other.

Is it any good?

These installments are mostly trivial glimpses into the life of an entertainer who makes his way by putting his life -- and that of his family -- on display for the world. Like any other instance of viral sharing, it does raise questions about the propriety of mining personal events (and, in this case, those of his girlfriend and children) for others' entertainment. Most are frivolous and inconsequential, but others are of more import, such as minor surgery for Atwood's daughter. In still others, there are pranks pulled at his friends' and family's expense, though typically it's all laughs in the end.

Though RomanAtwoodVlogs is often (but not always) devoid of questionable content, there's little of use for kids and tweens in its offerings. It can often feel like time spent watching a life being lived rather than actively living one of your own. Adults and older teens can see it for the brief escape from reality that it's meant to be, but younger viewers might get an irresponsible impression of real life instead.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the ups and downs of viral access to entertainers, for them and for viewers. Would a show like RomanAtwoodVlogs make it on TV? In what ways is the internet market different from the market for more traditional entertainment?

  • Where (if at all) does Roman draw the line on what's appropriate to share about his life and his family? What safety concerns exist with sharing details about your daily life online? What rules does your family have to keep you safe on social media and video sites like YouTube?

  • Do you see examples of positive character traits in any of this channel's content? Is the material particularly creative or unique? Does seeing what's popular on YouTube inspire your own ideas of similar projects?

TV details

For kids who love YouTube stars

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