Information for Parents Step Up Parents Need To Know Read Less Message Lying, betrayal, partying, criminal and rebellious activities; messages about teenage self-improvement. Violence Gang violence, street thugs, Tyler and his buddies trash the school. Sex Innuendoes throughout; budding romances between Tyler/Jenna and others; one student's use of synthesizers is likened to masturbation. Language A few uses of "s--t," plus "damn," "hell," and the like. Consumerism Mild. Drinking, Drugs & Smoking References to drugs/alcohol throughout.