This article explains the classification symbols you see beside BigPond Movies and describes the audience that each category is suitable for.
Good to know:
- Programs are classified by the Classification Board, not BigPond Movies.
- suitable for all viewers
- will not harm or disturb children
- children can watch unsupervised
Good to know:
- Not all programs in this category are made for children.
– Parental Guidance
- could be confusing or upsetting to children without parental guidance.
- watch the program before their children do
- watch it with their children
- be there if children want to discuss the program
- not recommended for children under 15
- potentially harmful or disturbing
- this a recommendation not a legal restriction
– Mature Accompanied
- children under 15 cannot watch without a parent or adult guardian
- likely to be harmful or disturbing
- legally restricted
- unsuitable for people under 18
- some material may be offensive to some adults
- legally restricted to adults over 18
E – Exempt from classification
Exempt programs include those made for:
- business purposes
- accounting purposes
- professional purposes
- scientific purposes
- educational purposes.
Other programs that may be exempt include:
- current affairs
- shows about hobbies
- live performances
- musical presentations
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