About the BBFC
At the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), our focus is on helping children and families choose well by providing them with the guidance they need to help them choose what’s right for them and avoid what’s not.
With the huge growth in film, video and online content, and in how and where we can watch and use it, this is becoming more important than ever.
Through our experience, regular consultations and research, we are careful to reflect the views of people right across the country. We understand what matters to families and apply this knowledge in setting our standards.
We take the integrity and impartiality of our work very seriously and over the more than 100 years of our history, we have increasingly come to be recognised as the go-to guide that people can trust.
The structure of the BBFC and its management is designed to both reflect and reinforce this.
Use of strong language is on the rise, and parents want children protected
Today, the BBFC has released new research into attitudes towards swearing which shows that while the use of strong language is on the rise, parents are keen to protect their children
New BBFC podcast celebrates the return of cinema
Our latest podcast episode celebrates cinemas reopening in England, Scotland and Wales for the first time since November.