Ban films from being rated a 12A! It only causes grief!
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Every year 6 million people in the UK visit a cinema. 31% of those people visit more than 20 times. These people go to a cinema for their enjoyment. And I for one am one of those people. So when a film was rated a 12 no one under the age of 12 was allowed to see the film. Simple really. But in 2002 the tables turned... And the 12A system was born.
The 12A system means that children under the age of 12 are allowed to watch the film if they are with an adult. THIS IS WRONG! These films generally contain violence, strong language, drug references & sex & nudity, but because of the system, children as young as 7 years old are seeing these things! Because of this, young children may cry for most of the duration of the film. THIS IS ALSO WRONG! Do you know how much emotional & psychological damage this does to children? Did you know that 48% of children that see a film that they are too young to see end up needing therapy? So something needs to be done, doesn't it?
If you think young children should continue to be emotionally & psychologically damaged, then please continue to put up with this system. But if you want to help people to understand that their children may be scared, damaged & scarred for life, then please sign this petition! It is only to help these children, and help you get the most out of a visit to the cinema!
So if you are with me, then please sign.
Thank you very much,
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