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  • Created on: 29-05-13 09:16

BBFC

BBFC

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  • British Board of Film Censors established in 1912
  • Set up to bring a degree of uniformity to standards
  • 1984, Parliament passed the Video Recordings Act, so BBFC classify video
  • 1912; U = Film specially recommended for children's matinee performances, A = Film more suitable for adults
  • 1952; H = Horror certificate added to alert parents to horror-themed material, X = replaced H rating, had to be over 16
  • 1970 - 1982; U = Suitable for children, A = Those aged 5 and older but parents advised that under 14 may not want to watch, AA = Suitable for 14 and older, X = Suitable for 18 and older
  • 1982; Logos updated again to the colour ones we see today, U, PG, 12A, 12, 15, 18, R18
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PEGI

PEGI

  • Founded in April 2003, in effect across all countries in European Union
  • Uses an icon system printed onto the game box
  • PEGI group are the most lenient, with 50% of the 11,000 games rated in 2009 given a 3 rating, lowest possible
  • PEGI Online is the newest addition to give young people in Europe better protection against unsuitable gaming content.
  • PEGI Online based on four cornerstones; PEGI online safety code and framework contract signed by all participants, PEGI Online logo which will be displayed by holders of a licence, dedicated website for applicants and the general public, indpendent adminsitration, advice and dispute settlement process 
  • 3+, 7+, 12+, 16+, 18+, gambling (two dice), PEGI ONLINE (online games), Violence (fist), discrimination (2 white, 1 black), sex (gender symbols), drugs (needle), fear (spider), bad language (speech bubble)
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