​​​​​​​What is the BBFC Youth Panel?

The BBFC Youth Panel is a group of young people between the ages of 16-19 from all over the UK. Their role is to work closely with the BBFC to provide feedback on key classification issues, to represent the youth voice and ensure that we are meeting the needs of young people. 

Panel members have the opportunity to learn about our role in the entertainment industry and about how we classify content. They inform BBFC research, create lots of fun content and advocate for the work we do around age ratings and content. 

Our research shows that 97% of teens want credit for being conscious decision makers, and making informed and positive choices. That’s why we work with young people all over the UK to make sure their voices are heard.

At the 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.

Want to join?

We are now recruiting for our 2021 BBFC Youth Panel. Anyone between the ages of 16 and 19 can apply by: 

  • Filling out the application form

  • Sending in a video (no longer than two minutes) or writing a short statement (no longer than 500 words) answering the following:

    • Why would you like to be part of the BBFC Youth Panel?

    • What could you bring to the panel?

    • What’s your favourite film, and why?

The closing date for applications is Sunday 21 February. Please send us your completed applications or fill in the online form. Before you start your application, check out our list of top tips.