Dad dot info
DAD.info form. Ask questions, get answers
DAD.info | Lifestyle | Play | Movies | Cinema Age Rating – a guide for parents

Cinema Age Rating – a guide for parents

b2ap3_thumbnail_coupon-1828620_1280.png

 

Here is something useful for parents from the BBFC.

They’re the guys in charge of what certificate a film gets, U, PG, 12, 12A, 15, 18

If you’ve ever been unsure about whether a film is suitable for your child then their detailed guide explaining what age ratings are, how they are decided and what the category defining issues are might help. The guide explains how the BBFC look at issues including dangerous behaviour, discrimination, drugs, language, nudity and sex, sexual violence, threat, horror and violence before they award a certificate. .

Lucy Brett, Head of Education for the BBFC said: “We know that for young children’s own sense of wellbeing, for their healthy development, and for parents’ and carers’ peace of mind – choosing well is crucial. Age ratings are an important way to help. We want to help more parents and carers have frank discussions with their children about what content is right for them, and how they can choose well in an online world. Film, video and websites can make a huge difference in our lives and, like families across the country, we want that difference to be a positive one, especially for young children and teens.”

For the first time, the BBFC symbols have been designed for digital streaming platforms – a move which will give young people better and consistent guidance about film and TV content, enabling them to make conscious decisions about what they watch.

So look out for the age ratings and if you need more information about how to discuss them with your children take a look at the guide.  It is free to download, available online or on the BBFC app.

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE

 

 

 

 

Related entries

Movie Dads

Movie Dads

Having interviewed our own real space dad for Dad.Info (Astronaut Dad) and explored Luca Parmitano, commander of the current ISS mission’s palpable sense of loss at leaving his children we were fascinated by the BBC’s run down of Space Dads in film....

Movie Dads

REVIEW: King Of Thieves

Remember the mature gang of criminals who attempted to rob the vault under London's famous jewellery district, Hatton Gardens, a few years ago? Their story's been made into a film starring Michael Caine (and 'not a lot of people know that…'). DAD.info's Kel Georgiou...

Movie Dads

Sharks: Exploding the Myths Behind The Meg

Who would have thought when author Peter Benchley wrote the book Jaws in 1974, that it would change people's perception of sharks forever? And how many times has a grizzly scene from the iconic Spielberg movie popped into your head when you've entered the sea for...

Latest entries

The Top 10 Hidden Gem Days Out for Half Term

The Top 10 Hidden Gem Days Out for Half Term

Looking for something different to do this half term? Legal and General have found the top 10 UK days out that are less well-known, with excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. Log Heights, Outdoor Adventure, Harrogate Based in the grounds of Ripley Castle, Log Heights is a...

Can I watch Squid Game with my kids?

Can I watch Squid Game with my kids?

The news is buzzing with stories of children reenacting scenes from the hit Netflix show Squid Game. Kids as young as 6 have seen enough of the violent series to be 'playing' it on the playground, and there are reports of children being hurt. The story of the series,...

Pin It on Pinterest