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Poll: Do you let your kids watch films rated for older children?

The Irish Film Classification Office received complaints about 16 different films last year.

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FILMS LIKE THE Jungle Book, La La Land and Baywatch were all the subject of complaints to the Irish Film Classification Office (IFCO) last year, according to a report published this week.

Some 25 complaints were received regarding a total of 16 films, including comments like the following surrounding the film Baywatch, from a parent who brought their 15-year-old daughter:

“In all my years of going to the movies, I have NEVER seen male genitalia shown up close on more than one occasion. [My daughter] was not impressed and neither were we.”

IFCO also received correspondence from a 10-year-old boy who requested that the rating for sci-fi film Alien: Covenant be changed. He assured IFCO that he could “handle” the violence, gore, nudity and mature themes.

So, tell us: Do you let your kids watch films rated for older children?

Poll Results:

Yes, if I'm with them (103)
No, never (67)
Yes, of course (25)
I don't know (10)

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