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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that SevenSuperGirls is a skit YouTube channel hosted by (surprise) seven tween and teen girls. Calling themselves "the largest all-girl partner collaboration on YouTube," each girl has a day of the week that features their videos: Monday is Alexis, Tuesday is Ashlynn, Wednesday is Ella, and so on. Some videos include girls performing a scripted skit together, with their parents, or with extras. The videos contain clean, mostly silly humor about middle school stuff like sleepovers, chores, and troubles with siblings. On a serious note, SuperGirl Ashlynn has cystic fibrosis and has shared her personal story in videos on the channel.
We recommend parent co-viewing of YouTube content for kids under 13. Please note that 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, and we do our best to capture the overall subject and tone to help parents make the best choices for their family.
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What's the story?
Depending on the day of the week, viewers will see one of seven girls as the star of the SEVENSUPERGIRLS video of the day. Some weeks' videos have a theme, such as "The Legend of the ..." week (Jenna and the Legend of the Sneeze) or "Routine" week (Ellie's Morning Routine). Other skits are just silly fun (SevenSuperGirls and the Ice Cream Monster!) or they deal with a life experience that some other kids may be able to relate to (What to Do If You Get Grounded). The few videos posted by Ashlynn related to her health condition are more serious (e.g., See You Soon! Ashlynn's Lung Transplant).
Is it any good?
This YouTube channel won't likely win any acting awards or stir up great controversies, but some late-elementary and middle school kids will enjoy the silly stuff portrayed on SevenSuperGirls. One SuperGirl who has a chronic health condition, which she discusses with an upbeat attitude and bravery, is an especially positive role model. On the downside, there is modeling in some videos of girls as whiny, air-headed, or gullible, such as when one skit suggests friends convinced a girl that she will turn into a frog because she sneezed. Overall, it's light-hearted fun for kids who like this kind of goofy entertainment.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the SevenSuperGirls individual collaborators. What qualities does each girl bring to the channel? Talk about their individual personalities and different styles in their videos.
What does your tween say about the way the SevenSuperGirls represents girls their age? Do any of them play into stereotypes? Talk about Ashlynn's openness about her chronic health condition. Read Common Sense Media's parent tips on tweens and image: My tween cares a lot about how she looks in photos. What should I do?
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