- UniversalSuitable for Allchildren are upset by different things, so it is sometimesdifficult to say what might upset a child. However, U filmsshould be suitable for audiences aged four years andover. If there is any violence, threat or horror in a U film, itshould be over quickly and the film should tell childrenthat everything will turn out okay. Films and DVDs forchildren should make clear to them the differencebetween right and wrong.
Parental GuidanceCan be viewed by all ages, but some scenesmay be unsuitable for young children.Children of any age may watch, with or without anadult. A PG film should not trouble or worry a childaged eight or older. However the PG does tellparents that the content of the film may upsetyounger children.
These categories are awarded where the materialis suitable, in general, only for those aged 12 and over.Works classified at these categories may upset childrenunder 12 or contain material which many parents will findunsuitable for them. Can include some bad language andviolence.
No-one under 15 is allowed to see a ‘15’ film at thecinema or buy/rent a ‘15’ rated DVD or video game.Parents are warned that ‘15’ rated works are notsuitable for children under 15 years. Can include thingssuch as: strong verbal references to sex., sexual nudityand brief scenes of sexual violence or verbal referencesto sexual violence
Not to been see by anyone younger than 18 years ofage, 18 rated movies are considered movies for adultsthey contain, strong violence, strong language sexualreferences and other things.