BBFC and Online

The BBFC gives age ratings to films, DVDs and Blu-rays. It also gives ratings to some online films and videos, including music videos. It also works to help mobile phone companies decide whether web pages are suitable for children.
 
Protecting children is one of the BBFC's main aims. The BBFC is signed up to the iRights coalition to support the rights of children online.

What are iRights?

The five iRights are based on feedback from young people in the UK. They remind adults, who create websites, of the issues and rules children think websites should be aware of and follow.
 
The five iRights are explained below along with how we are trying to support them on our website and in our work for children and young people. If you have any suggestions about how we could improve our website please let us know by email

The Five iRights

The right to remove 
 
You should be able to remove content you have created online and to correct, delete, edit or challenge online data which refers to you.
 
We do not offer you the chance to publish material directly to this website. But we do use information about how people use our website to help us improve the site. For example, what pages are used the most and whether people use a computer, mobile phone or tablet computer to visit the website.
 
More about how we use data or information about you can be found here, including how you can ask us to remove any information we have about you. 
 
The right to know 
 
You should know who is keeping information about you, what that information is and how it is being used.
 
More about how we use data or information about you can be found here, including how you can ask us to remove any information we have about you. 
 
Many sites have a similar Privacy statement you can read. 
 
The right to safety and support 
 
Children and young people should be able to feel safe online and sure they will be protected from illegal practices. 
 
Sometimes there are images or other things online which are disturbing or upsetting or illegal and you should feel supported if you find or see something troubling or upsetting.
 
If there is anything on this site which has worried you please contact us and tell us, you can email us on education@bbfc.co.uk
 
If there is anything you have seen anywhere else online that worries or upsets you, you can tell us or contact info@irights.uk any time. 
 
Other people you could contact if you have seen something which has upset you online include Internet Matters, which has links to many organisations that can help, or contact iRights coalition members Childline or the NSPCC directly.

The right to make informed and conscious choices (the right to agency)

This site is designed to help you find out more about age ratings for films, DVD, Blu-ray and online films, plus the BBFC's other work and news. 

The right to digital literacy

This site is designed for children and young people to include activities and information about film age ratings. If there is anything you think would improve the site or help you learn more about that subject please contact us and let us know and we will see what we can do.
 
Information about how this site works and the CBBFC Privacy statement can be found at the base of each page or by following this link.

To find out more about iRights…

More information about iRights including how they are working with young people can be found on their website here.
 
Do you have any questions or concerns about what you have seen on this site?
 
If there is anything on this site which has worried you please contact us and tell us by emailing us
 
If there is anything you have seen anywhere else online that worries or upsets you can contact organisations such as Internet Matters, which has links to many organisations that can help, or contact iRights coalition members Childline or the NSPCC directly.