personally speaking i have no real problem with the film classifications as they stand except for the refusal to rate films - effectively banning them. Imo, no film should be banned, just rated as an 18.
Age classifications - in my mind - make it easier for parents to limit what their kids see - however there are downsides, i reckon that it should be fundamentally the parents choice, so as long as a person over the limit is with someone who is underage, then it is their responsibility - but isn't that how its meant to be already?
as for alternate means, maybe a rainbow indicator system would work, not a strict age limit but something like
Violence: High, repeated.
Swearing: High, repeated.
Nudity: Minimal, tasteful.
- Will Mac (@Scuzzmonkey
- Governor (July 2010 - March 2012), PPUK
- "One of the most important things you learn from the internet is that there is no ‘them’ out there. It’s just an awful lot of ‘us’." - Douglas Adams