Digital age ratings

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How can I choose appropriate films and TV for my family to watch online on their computers, tablets, games console and smartphones?

 

The BBFC works with a number of on demand services to provide trusted age ratings for video content available for download and streaming online. Age ratings for online content are not required by law, but are used voluntarily through a service launched by the BBFC in collaboration with the home entertainment industry in 2008. Some platforms also provide parental controls allowing parents to make available to their children films with an appropriate age rating for them. The BBFC and home entertainment industry recognise that this is helpful to parents when both they and their children are selecting film or TV content to stream or download.

Why are digital age ratings useful?

Providing BBFC age ratings for online content allows viewers to make th

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