Published: 14 June 2012
Over the past decade, people have raised concerns that music videos have become increasingly sexualised and have questioned why they have been shown on television before the watershed or been made available online without any form of age guidance. Concerns have been raised over issues such as the style of dancing, depiction and treatment of women and levels of nudity, in a medium that is highly appealing to children and young people. Currently, music videos are not subject to age rating and are therefore not governed in the same way that films and other videos are.
In his Independent Review, Letting Children be Children, Mothers’ Union Chief Executive Reg Bailey recommended that the UK Government should introduce age rating for music videos.
The Government is now responding to this recommendation and invites you to respond to the Consultation on Exemptions to the Video Recordings Act and on Advertising in Cinemas by 9 July 2012.
Have your say by discussing the issues and return the consultation document (download below).
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