01 Feb 2019 Danielle Antha

David Austin, Chief Executive, BBFC:

“Our purpose at the BBFC is to help families and young people chose the right films, video and website content that is right for them. We are proud to be supporting Safer Internet Day 2019, by highlighting research from our recent consultation of over 10,000 members of the public, which found that with more young people watching films online than ever before, there is now a greater need for more visible and trusted age ratings online. In fact, 95 per cent of teenagers told us they think it’s important to have consistent age ratings across online platforms and we are actively working with the industry to ensure this happens. Our education team work with teachers and schools to produce a range of resources specifically designed for young people, to help them make informed viewing choices. These are available on our CBBFC website and include a PSHE Association accredited teaching resource for key stage two learners; Lets’ Watch a Film! Making choices about what to watch’ and specifically tailored Classification Guidance and ratings info for children and young people. And with the Digital Economy Act due to come in to effect later this year, as the designated age-verification regulator, we will have more powers to help ensure that the UK is one of the safest places in the world for children to be online.”

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