Choosing a movie or game?
CHECK THE LABEL.

 

All labels have a classification symbol and usually a descriptive note indicating the type of content in a film or game that may be of concern to viewer - for example, whether the film contains violence or sex.

What do the labels mean?

G - Suitable for General Audiences

G

Anyone can be shown or sold this. G films should have very low levels of things like frightening scenes. However, not all G level films are intended for family audiences and it is always a good idea to look at reviews and plot information before taking children to any film.

PG - Parental Guidance Recommended For Younger Viewers

PG

Films and games with a PG label can be sold, hired, or shown to anyone. The PG label means guidance from a parent or guardian is recommended for younger viewers. It is important to remember that PG films can be aimed at an adult audience and to be aware of the content of a film if you are taking children to it.

M - Suitable for Mature Audiences 16 years and over

M

Films and games with an M label can be sold, hired, or shown to anyone. Films with an M label are more suitable for mature audiences. When considering whether to let a child see an M-rated film, it's a good idea to find out what the film is about - and to always remember to check the descriptive note.

RED means RESTRICTED

Red means restricted R13, R15, R16, R18

It is illegal to sell, hire, show or give a film or game with an age restricted label to anyone under the age specified. If something has one of these labels it can only be supplied to people of and over the age shown on the label. A parent, shop or cinema is breaking the law if they supply an age-restricted item to someone who is not legally allowed to access it. You will see these labels on films, games, DVDs and a few music recordings, magazines and books.

Restricted

RP13, RP16, RP18

The RP label means that the film or DVD can only be watched by someone under the age on the label if they are with a parent or guardian (an adult over 18). You will see these labels on films and DVDs. A parent, shop or cinema is breaking the law if they allow unaccompanied children to access these films.

Restricted

For information visit classificationoffice.govt.nz/ or call the Classification Office freephone on 0508 CENSOR (236 767)

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