The 12A rating is only used for films shown in cinemas.
Films rated 12A are suitable for children aged 12 and over.
However, people younger than 12 may see a 12A so long as they are accompanied by an adult.
In such circumstances, responsibility for allowing a child under 12 to view lies with the accompanying adult.
Can an 8 year old watch a 12a film?
12 with Parental Guidance (12A) means that the BBFC (The British Board of Film Classification) have classified the film unsuitable for children under 12. However they may still watch the film, as long as they are accompanied by someone over 18 at all times during the showing.
Can a 16 year old take a child to a 12a film?
The 12A age rating is just for films in the cinema. It means a film is suitable for children of 12 and over. However, though no-one under 12 can go and see a 12A on their own, they can go if they have a grown-up with them. 12A is the newest BBFC age rating.
What does 12a mean for cinema?
12A/12 – Suitable for 12 years and over. Films classified 12A and video works classified 12 contain material that is not generally suitable for children aged under 12. No one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult.
Is pg 13 the same as 12a?
PG-13/12A is taking from both ends of the spectrum in that regards. However, as PG-13/12A becomes the must-have rating, what seems to have happened is a liberalisation of the rating system.