Mark Pritchard – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Mark Pritchard on 2015-11-30.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to encourage more online platforms to carry prominent age ratings and content advice for music videos classified by the British Board of Film Classification; and what steps he is taking to link such age ratings to parental control.

Mr Edward Vaizey

Government is committed to working with music labels and platforms towards seeing age ratings on all online music videos. Under the industry’s voluntary ratings scheme for online music videos,which is an initiative that I started,more than 150 music videos have been age rated by the BBFC to date and the ratings appear alongside them on YouTube and Vevo.

Work is continuing with industry to encourage them to further develop the online ratings scheme, including making the ratings more visible on online platforms and ensuring the ratings work as effectively as possible with parental controls.