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When the "generation gap" turning into rivalry or all-out war between children and adults.

Often goes hand-in-hand with Adults Are Useless.

Examples of Kids Versus Adults include:
  • Codename: Kids Next Door has this as the premise.
  • Stanley Kiesel's novels The War Between The Pitiful Teachers and the Splendid Kids and Skinny Malinky Leads the War for Kidness take this trope quite literally.
  • It's certainly been the premise of a couple of Game Shows over the years- Get Your Own Back and The Kids Are Alright? (John Barrowman hosts the latter)
    • Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?
    • The Nickelodeon sports-themed game show Wild and Crazy Kids frequently used this trope.
  • Children of the Damned/Corn.
  • The Adventures of Pete and Pete had the International Adult Conspiracy.
  • Two Star Trek: The Original Series episodes about conflict/war between kids and adults: "Miri" and "And The Children Shall Lead".
  • One of Murray Leinster's Med Ship stories featured a war between generations (although the younger was of the age of maturity).
  • Battle Royale 2 goes down this road.
    • It also occurred in the backstory of the original.
  • An Episode of The Simpsons had the adults enforcing a curfew, and the kids rebelling against it by broadcasting all their dirty secrets. Partially subverted in that, during the grand finale song and dance number, the elderly got in on the fight and won, forcing everyone under fifty to adhere to the curfew, allowing them free roam of the streets.
  • I'm sure some South Park episodes have this.
  • The 1968 film Wild In The Streets has the voting age lowered to 14; the 24-year-old rock star subsequently elected President then has everyone over 30 put in re-education camps.
    • The film ends on a punchline suggesting a Full-Circle Revolution when the young president pisses off a couple of 7-year olds.
  • Happens now and again in Recess
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