Now VERY rude language can be used in films for children
Now VERY rude language can be used in films for children as study shows a THIRD of us utter ‘strong’ swear words more often than we did five years ago
- A third of us use ‘strong’ swear words more than we did five years ago, study says
- It comes as new guide shows the acceptable language in films for children
- Movies rated suitable for viewing with parental guidance (PG) may include words such as sh** and b*****ks, the British Board of Film Classification said
A third of us use ‘strong’ swear words more now than we did five years ago, a study for the film classification body has revealed.
It comes as a new guide shows the full extent of the foul language considered acceptable in films for children.
Movies rated suitable for viewing with parental guidance (PG) may include words such as sh** and b*****ks, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) said in its Parents’ Guide to Language. Others are bloody, bugger, son of a b****, ba*****, p***, cr**, a***, a**, sod and git.
A third of us use ‘strong’ swear words more now than we did five years ago, a study for the film classification body has revealed
Meanwhile, swearing in films rated suitable for 12-year-olds may sometimes include f*** and, more frequently, words such as pr***, w*****, t**t, b***h, sl** and c**k, according to the guide.
The BBFC said the word f*** can be used in films and videos rated 12A and 12 respectively ‘depending on context, frequency and tone’.
The guide released yesterday shows for the first time the kind of profanities parents can expect in the different age classifications.
Words considered acceptable in films rated Universal (U) – suitable for all ages – include damn, hell, God, Jesus Christ, butt, jerk and screw-up.
Research conducted for the body that gives age classifications to movies and TV shows found six in ten agreed that ‘strong language’ is ‘part of their daily life’.
The report defined ‘strong language’ as swearing such as the F-word.
A total of 45 per cent of parents with children under five said they used strong language more often than five years earlier, according to the study by the research company Magenta.
It discovered there was a ‘generational divide’ when it comes to swearing. Nearly half of younger people – Generation Z respondents aged 16 to 24 – ‘frequently’ use ‘strong language’ on a daily basis, compared with just over one in ten 55 to 64-year-olds.
A quarter of 16 to 24-year-olds said they would never use strong language in public, compared with 75 per cent of over-65s.
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