We're talking about TEENAGERS not little kids. Just make it appropriate for 14 & 15 year olds. A lot of them watch it. You never heard BSG being discussed in hallways & homerooms, but before the hiatus you DID hear CAPRICA being discussed in the hallway & in homeroom & during lunch in the caf. So they DO watch it.
i'm not doubting that they do watch it, but what i'm saying is that they shouldn't be. the fact that there are adult themes automatically says that its not suitable for that age group. it's not the writers job to change the plot/script based on the audience. it's they're job to tell a story to the best of their ability. what should be done if anything, is the parents of these teens should be monitoring what their children are watching & telling them not to. or possibly the network should post a message at the start of each ep telling the audience that it's for mature viewers & shouldn't be viewed by minors. i notice you didn't address my other points, so i will clarify this one & ask you for a response.
the film "kids"
Kids follows a group young, unsupervised, not mature, but all-too-grown-up kids in New York. One girl has just been diagnosed with HIV and is trying to notify the boy who gave it to her, who is on a quest to sexually prey upon innocent girls. The film follows these characters and their friends through the day, hanging out, playing, carousing, and going to parties. Each scene is intriguing and disturbing -- conveying an urban reality that includes drugs, sex, guns, and disease; and yet never letting you forget these are *kids*, some of them barely in puberty.
this film is about teenagers. but by no means does this mean it is meant for teens to watch. it is an adult orientated film with themes of drug abuse, sex & sexually transmitted disease. if teens everywhere decided they wanted to watch it, is it up to the writers/editors/directors or producers to re-edit the film & make it suitable for them. should they cut out all the inappropriate scenes? there wouldn't be much of a film left if they did. so to me the answer lies with either the parents doing their job & governing watch their children watch, the shop that sells/rents the film not selling it to minors or the tv channel broadcasting a "for mature viewers only" message at the start.
i just literally cannot fathom how you believe that writers should change the plot & direction of their story just because people who shouldn't be watching it are watching it.