PG Parental Guidance

PG Parental Guidance

PG-rated content is suitable for general viewing. A PG should generally not unsettle a child aged around eight, although parents and caregivers should be aware that some scenes may be unsuitable for more sensitive children.

Dangerous behaviour

Potentially dangerous behaviour that young children are likely to copy should not be detailed or presented as safe or fun. Realistic or easily accessible weapons such as knives should not be glamorised. Any focus on antisocial behaviour that young children are likely to copy is unlikely to be acceptable.


Discriminatory language or behaviour should be clearly disapproved of. Some language or behaviour may be permitted if justified by context (for example, reclaimed, historical, lack of discriminatory intent).


References to illegal drugs or drug misuse should be brief and carry a suitable cautionary message.


There may be mild bad language only.


There may be nudity with no sexual context.


Sexual activity may be implied, but should be discreet and infrequent. There may be mild sex references and innuendo only.

Threat and scary scenes

Threat and scary scenes should not be prolonged or intense.


Violence will be mild, with more impactful moments permitted if justified by context. Injury detail, including sight of blood, should be brief.

How can I find out more about a specific film?

Please check the content advice for the film or video you are thinking of watching. Content advice is available on this website, on our free App, as well as on film posters, DVD and Blu-ray packaging, and on some listings. It provides comprehensive information on exactly why a film or video has been given a particular category. All the issues are discussed in detail and parents in particular can use this information to make informed decisions when choosing viewing material for their children.