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 PG Certificate - Guidelines

Generally, a film classified as ‘PG’ will be suitable for children aged eight and over. However, as some elements within the film might be unsettling for some viewers, it is strongly recommended that parents/guardians - who know their own children best - consult the consumer advice available on this website before deciding on what is appropriate.

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THEME/CONTENT
A Parental Guidance certificate does not necessarily signify a ‘children’s picture’, but while more mature issues might be addressed (e.g., war, family issues) there will generally be a positive or redemptive resolution.


VIOLENCE/THREAT
Any frightening sequences should not be sustained or graphic. However, some stronger violence may be permissible in what is clearly a fantasy or comic context.


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SEXUAL CONTENT/NUDITY
Sex references will be mild and any sexual activity will be implied rather than depicted. Subtle innuendo may be accepted.


LANGUAGE
The language will be mild. However, in rare instances, a PG film may contain infrequent strong language provided it is used discreetly and is contextually justified. Discriminatory or racist terms will only be acceptable if used in a clearly educational context.


DRUGS
Any references to drug use should be mild and will relate to soft
drug use only. Where stronger references are made they will be
set within a clearly educational context.