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Parents Guide for
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Occasional mild sexual remarks, some of which are crass, whereas others are presented within the context of the storyline. Some characters are overtly promiscuous and take pride in accumulating sexual conquests, whereas others value their chastity and refuse to engage in pre-marital sex. A female teacher pursues a relationship with a male student.

Some songs that are performed throughout the series allude to sex and/or sexuality. Such songs include (but not limited to) "Push It", "Like a Virgin", "Afternoon Delight", and "Do You Wanna Touch Me".

The subject of sexual orientation is a common theme throughout the series, as some characters struggle to come to terms with their sexuality. There are numerous characters who identify as either closeted or openly homosexual, and some characters take liberties by pursuing relationships with members of either sex.

Male/female, male/male, and female/female couples are seen kissing occasionally, both in public and in private, however any explicit sexual activity is merely implied. There are instances of sexualized dancing and imagery throughout the series, as well as incidental references to sexual acts such as "scissoring" and "sodomy".

In one episode, two underage characters consider recording a sex tape, however they reconsider the idea once their teacher warns them that their actions would constitute child pornography.

In the episode "Previously Unaired Christmas", an older man ties up a younger man against his will.

Contains some mild violence throughout the series, usually within the context of a sporting activity.

Also contains some discriminative violence against non-heterosexual characters, and those with disabilities.

Any violence is generally undetailed, and is devoid of blood or dwelling on pain or injury.

In one episode, a character unsuccessfully attempts suicide by hanging after he is bullied and tormented.

Contains some mild coarse language throughout the series, including use of terms such as "balls", "bitch", "slut", "pissed", "wanky" and infrequent use of "dick" in a derogatory context.

Also includes occasional use of milder terms such as "ass", "crap" and "douche".

Some episodes contain verbal references to drugs (such as marijuana). The episode "Vitamin D" has a storyline which involves the misuse of over the counter medication, whereas another, "Blame It On The Alcohol", features underage drinking. A girl smokes in one episode.

The series has explored some adult themes, such as bereavement, teenage pregnancy, fraudulent pregnancy, homophobia, illness, disability, sexualization of children, suicide, domestic abuse, substance abuse, body image and the like. Such topics may require parental guidance for younger viewers.

One episode deals with the subject of school shooting, however, nobody is harmed in the episode.

Australia:PG / Brazil:14 (few episodes) / Brazil:16 (one episode) / Brazil:Livre (some episodes) / Brazil:10 (some episodes) / Brazil:12 (some episodes) / Germany:12 / Malaysia:U / Netherlands:AL / Singapore:PG13 (edited TV version) / Singapore:NC-16 (season 1 volume 1) (some episodes) / Singapore:M18 (season 1 volume 2) (some episodes) (season 2) (season 3) (season 4) / Singapore:R21 (season 6) / South Korea:15 / UK:12 (most episodes) / UK:15 (one episode) / USA:TV-PG

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