Magazine article Screen International

BBFC Reveals Kids Download Habits

Magazine article Screen International

BBFC Reveals Kids Download Habits

Article excerpt

A quarter of children and teenagers download or stream movies from unofficial sources which offer no guidance on age ratings, according to new research.

The online study, commissioned by the Industry Trust for IP Awareness in partnership with the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), asked 1,000 11-15-year-olds in the UK about their online viewing habits.

One in five young film fans (18%) admit they have been disturbed by the movies they have watched on pirate websites and two thirds (65%) wish they had checked the film's official age rating first.

A third (37%) of younger children aged 11-12 admit to having recently downloaded or streamed a film rated 15 from a pirate website

One in five 11-15 year olds (21%) say they use pirate websites to keep up with what their friends and older siblings are watching.

Almost half of children and teens (42%) admit to being aware of rules in place at home designed to restrict what they can and can't look at on the internet. …

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