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  Film certificates could get the chop
Updated 21 July 2002, 16.08
Kids could be allowed to watch 15 films like Jason X
Kids could be allowed to watch 15 films like Jason X

British kids will be able to watch 15 and 18 rated films within 10 years, according to a top film censor.

Andreas Whittam Smith, told a Sunday newspaper that it should be up to parents what their kids can watch at the flicks.

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He's president of the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). These are the people who decide how old you have to be to watch films and videos.

But he thinks film certificates will become like bits of advice for parents, who will then have the final decision on what films you get to see.

Spider-Man

Recently, it gave Spider-Man a 12 certificate, but some councils changed this to a PG rating for cinemas in their areas.

So the BBFC is already thinking about making the 12 certificate an "advisory" rating, which means under-13s can see a film if they have a grown-up with them.

And in the future it could be like this for all films - so you'd better start sweet-talking your parents!

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