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General.
General
Suitable for everyone.
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Parental Guidance.
Parental Guidance
Not recommended for children under 15; may contain material which some children find confusing or upsetting.
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Mature.
Mature
Not recommended for children under 15; may include moderate levels of violence, language or themes.
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Mature Audiences.
Mature Audiences
Restricted - unsuitable for persons under 15; may contain strong content.
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Restricted (R).
Restricted (R)
Restricted to adults.
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Restricted (X).
Restricted (X)
Restricted to adults – contains sexually explicit content.
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Industry
Industry
Information for the media industry.
Compliance
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Classification compliance information.
How it all works
How it all works
How it all works.

Guidelines

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: