Paper Girls age rating: Is the Amazon series suitable for kids?

Paper Girls -- Courtesy of Prime Video
Paper Girls -- Courtesy of Prime Video /

A series with kids is for kids, right? Don’t make that assumption. We’re taking a look at the Paper Girls age rating to see who this is suitable for.

Before you assume that a series involving four 12-year-olds is going to be suitable for your kids, you’ll want to look at the age rating. You can look at the intended age rating for the series, but you can also look at the graphic novel age ratings. After all, the series is based on the source material and should include some of the same topics.

Paper Girls certainly sounds like a lot of fun. There is a coming-of-age element to the story, but it has a twist. These four girls find themselves fighting for their lives in a future they aren’t prepared for.

So, will it be something to watch with the kids right away? Here’s what you need to know about it.

Paper Girls age rating

The suggested age rating for the graphic novels is PG-13. This is pretty fair considering the topics, and it’s only a year off from the ages of the children in the story. PG-13 pretty much means that under 13, it really is up to you as a parent to decide if it’s suitable.

What about the TV series?

The official Paper Girls age rating isn’t yet available. However, we’re looking at it being TV-14. This is pretty much the same as a PG-13 rating, so you can expect it to be fine for teenagers.

There are some fight scenes and explosions. This is a story about a time war, so you can expect a lot of what you would normally see in a war-set storyline. There is also going to be some language, but the nudity is on the lower end, which supports the lower age rating.

If your children watched The 100, this is going to be pretty much the same based on the trailer. At the end of the day, the children are yours and you get that final say. I always watch the first episode before letting my children check anything out if I’m not too sure about the storyline and suitability for them.

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Paper Girls is coming to Prime Video on Friday, July 29.