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To let a 6 year old watch a 12A

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ShabbyAbby Sat 02-Mar-19 19:35:19

Just that really, tia x

sparepantsandtoothbrush Sat 02-Mar-19 19:35:52

Depends on the film

tiredandcold Sat 02-Mar-19 19:36:31

What is the movie?

Waveysnail Sat 02-Mar-19 19:36:54

Yep depends.

katienana Sat 02-Mar-19 19:36:58

My 6 year old has.

Trickybrief Sat 02-Mar-19 19:37:21

Well it depends, if you have watched it and deem it suitable then no big deal. If it’s violent abc might upset them then no, if it’s ‘adult’ humour that will go over their head then it’s your call...

ShabbyAbby Sat 02-Mar-19 19:37:30

Jurassic World (on ITV2)

ShabbyAbby Sat 02-Mar-19 19:37:53

I've not seen it

Whatsername7 Sat 02-Mar-19 19:37:55

Dd7 has watched all of the Harry Potters.

HomeMadeMadness Sat 02-Mar-19 19:37:55

Just got to common sense media and type in the specific film. it's usually very sensible advice. I might go up or down by a year or so depending on the maturity and sensitivity of the kid but basically trust their advice.

GreenEggsHamandChips Sat 02-Mar-19 19:37:56

What's the film

MissBehaving1000 Sat 02-Mar-19 19:39:00

Depends. If I'd seen the film already, was familiar with the content and happy for my child to watch it then yes.

A new film I'd never seen before? Nope, not at all. Not worth the risk imo.

Is this a general question or is there a specific film you have in mind?

CinammonPorridge Sat 02-Mar-19 19:39:39

I would have nightmares.

tiredandcold Sat 02-Mar-19 19:39:39

Is the kid easily scared?

Zoflorabore Sat 02-Mar-19 19:39:49

Totally depends on film but my dd is 8 and has been going to watch 12A films with her dad since 6. They are both film fanatics and he does read a lot about the content etc to see it suitable and watches trailers but obviously this is only a snapshot of the film.

Some kids are scared of clowns whilst others are petrified of dinosaurs, I would judge each film on their individual content/genre.

dragonsfire Sat 02-Mar-19 19:40:06

Yeah Jurassic World should be fine just remind her it’s not real!

ShabbyAbby Sat 02-Mar-19 19:41:05

Loves dinosaurs not scared of them at all

Beeziekn33ze Sat 02-Mar-19 19:41:32

Depends how scared of the man-eating dinos they are likely to get. The lavatory scene is violent and the kitchen hide and seek very tense.
On the other hand there are some beautiful scenes with the docile dinosaurs.

CielBleuEtNuages Sat 02-Mar-19 19:42:03

Only if id watched it first and knew the contents.

Cant remember Jurassic World but my 7 year old is obsessed with dinosaurs but I wont show him Jurassic Park for a few years as its incredibly violent and scary. Lots of suspense too and id be worried about nightmares.

Fatted Sat 02-Mar-19 19:42:17

Yes. My 3 and 5 YO have seen Jurassic World. But they have also watched lots of dinosaur documentaries.

There are other 12A films I wouldn't let them anywhere near!

ValleyoftheHorses Sat 02-Mar-19 19:42:49

DS is 7 in June and has seen a few 12s, all the Indiana Jones and Star Wars films for a start. He’s not easily scared. We’re watching Merlin (bbc series from a few years ago) on Netflix at the moment and he’s loving it.
On the other hand he’s not allowed video games like fortnite and won’t be.

Zoflorabore Sat 02-Mar-19 19:43:46

Sorry just saw that is was JW. This is one of dd's favourite films ever but I've just asked her opinion and she said if it's fallen kingdom then it's quite scary.

ladyvimes Sat 02-Mar-19 19:44:44

Mine’s 5 and has seen all the Jurassic park movies several times and lives them. We’re looking forward to the newest one coming out on Now Tv next weekend.
My older dd has not seen any of them as she gets scared easily!
Totally depends on the child and the movie!

ladyvimes Sat 02-Mar-19 19:45:02

*loves them

sirfredfredgeorge Sat 02-Mar-19 19:46:55

The ITV 2 pre-watershed version is edited, it is not the 12A of the cinema. Given its timeslot, I would suspect it's been edited suitable to 6-7 year olds - although any child might be upset by particular themes.

It'll certainly be "PG" in that timeslot, may even be a U.

If I had a 6 year old dinosaur lover, I would.

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