Classification categories explained
Classification for films and computer games
‘Check the Classification’ message for unclassified films and computer games
Advisory categories for films and computer games
Three classification categories are advisory categories. This means there are no legal restrictions about viewing and/or playing these films and computer games with these markings.
G – General
PG – Parental Guidance
M - Mature
Restricted categories for films and computer games
The following classification categories are restricted categories. This means there are legal restrictions on viewing and/or playing these films and computer games.
MA 15+ - Mature Accompanied
R 18+ - Restricted
Restricted categories for adult films
X 18+ - Restricted
RC – Refused Classification
Classifications for publications including magazines
Most publications including magazines do not need classification and may be legally bought and read by children.
Only ‘submittable publications’ (publications which may be Refused Classification or restricted to adults) require classification. These publications usually contain sexualised nudity or sexually explicit content.
Three classification categories are available for publications. These are split into: