Shelter age rating: Is the Amazon series suitable for kids?

Shelter -- Courtesy of Michael Parmelee/Prime Video
Shelter -- Courtesy of Michael Parmelee/Prime Video /

Amazon has a new series coming to Prime Video. It’s all about Harlan Coben’s Shelter, but is this suitable to watch with children around?

When it comes to Amazon shows, we know that they tend to drop on Thursday evenings thanks to time zones. This is great for those who want to get a headstart on watching them, but it means that the children are likely to be around.

It’s important to know if any show you put on is going to be suitable for younger viewers. Harlan Coben’s Shelter book is for YA audiences, but has the TV series been adapted into something for older audiences?

Harlan Coben’s Shelter age rating

Amazon puts the age rating as 16+, making it clear that Shelter is okay for some children. It’s aimed at the older teenagers, which isn’t that surprising when you consider the series involves everyday teenagers getting pulled into a mystery.

It could be okay for other teenagers, around the 14-age mark. This will depend on your children and whether they are used to these types of shows. If your children like to watch shows like The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, they’ll probably find that this series is okay for them.

The series isn’t likely to have too much in the way of nudity and violence. There may be some language to consider, but this is likely to be something they’d hear in high school anyway.

I always find it worth watching a new series myself before the children get a chance to see it. This allows me to get an idea of what to expect and to see if it will be suitable for them. After all, it’s not always about the content but just the overall storyline and whether it will be of interest to some children.

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Shelter premieres on Prime Video on Friday, Aug. 18.