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parental guidance

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.

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 (11)

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