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  Children's films get new certificate
Updated 30 October 2001, 13.23
Are PG12 film certificates a good idea?
A new film classification certificate is being tested which could change the type of movie you're allowed to watch.

The proposed PG-12 certificate will allow you to watch 12-rated films, even if you're 11 or under - as long as one of your parents comes along too.

America and most of Europe already have a similar system.

Violence and bad language

All films have to have a certificate, so you know what to expect in them: whether there's lot of violence or bad language.

The people who make those decisions are at the British Board of Film Classification - the BBFC.

They're trying out this new PG-12 certificate in four cinemas in Norwich before deciding whether to introduce it across the country.

Tomb Raider controversy

Titanic: 12 certifictae film
Earlier in the year lots of you emailed in about the 12 certificate Tomb Raider film.

Many said it seemed strange that you'd been playing the game for ages, but weren't allowed to go to the film.

Titanic and The Mummy Returns also had 12 certificates.

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Is the new PG-12 rating a good idea?
opening quote I think it's great we'll have more films to choose from. closing quote
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