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To think a PG film isn’t suitable for reception?

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Rosa100 Sat 16-Mar-19 21:04:30

Am I being really precious about this? My son told me tonight he’s scared and can’t stop thinking about a film he watched in school last week. It’s definitely a children’s film but I’d say one aimed at 7-8 years old + (in my opinion) . It’s a PG and he is in reception, just turned 5. He’s generally pretty sensitive and does get scared at films. He watches lots of TV but not really films for this reason. He said he didn’t tell the teacher he found it scary as he was trying to be ‘brave’ . However the other children noticed he was crying and told the teacher. They didnt tell me about the incident. I think if he was crying at a U film I wouldn’t feel so bad - but why show them a PG? I feel like mentioning it to the teacher but i’m wondering if I am being overprotective of my PFB so please let me know your thoughts!

SummerHouse Sat 16-Mar-19 21:13:59

My need to know the film is overwhelming.

ballsdeep Sat 16-Mar-19 21:15:44

Frozen is a pg for mild threat 🙄🙄🙄

Shahlalala Sat 16-Mar-19 21:16:32

If it’s a PG then I wouldn’t be happy about this. What was the film?
Watership Down is a U, I wouldn’t let me 4 year old DD watch it and she isn’t terribly sensitive.

CluedoAddict Sat 16-Mar-19 21:17:03

What was the film? I would have been happy with my children watching a PG one.

ghostyslovesheets Sat 16-Mar-19 21:17:36

what film - I think that's pretty key!

Silkyanduna Sat 16-Mar-19 21:17:49

Yes need to no the film

Rosa100 Sat 16-Mar-19 21:19:02

Ha! It’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - what do you think?!

Starlight456 Sat 16-Mar-19 21:19:23

Agree depends on the film . I have a sensitive boy refused to watch shriek in reception. I have no issue the school put it on though

Shahlalala Sat 16-Mar-19 21:20:13

The new one or the old one OP?

Sirzy Sat 16-Mar-19 21:24:24

I wouldn’t have any issue with Charlie and the chocolate factory

blackteasplease Sat 16-Mar-19 21:25:11

At our school I think you have to agree foe your kids to see a PG film. I feel like i have signed such a form even for yr5.

Rosa100 Sat 16-Mar-19 21:26:18

I’m not sure but I am guessing the new one.

Starlight - I would be fine if they showed something like Shrek as that’s a U (he would probably still be scared though!)

BlueMerchant Sat 16-Mar-19 21:26:37

Agree it could be scary in a couple of parts. Our school sends home letters if they plan to watch a PG film with the children so parents can opt out.

Itsanothernamechange Sat 16-Mar-19 21:27:31

The school i work in you have to sign a form to agree to PG Films. Same with the school my ds goes to

TTCVickster Sat 16-Mar-19 21:29:01

In my local authority we are only allowed to show U films without direct parental permission. This extends all the way through primary school.

GottenGottenGotten Sat 16-Mar-19 21:29:16

Must be the new one. The old one is a U, and is called Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory.

WinkyisbackontheButterBeer Sat 16-Mar-19 21:30:00

As a teacher, if I was planning on showing a of film to my class, I would have written to parents offering an opt out and would not have shown it if too many opted out.
E.g. we are planning on watching C&tcf on Wednesday afternoon. This is a PG film. If you would prefer that your dc did not take part please return the slip.

I am not their parent So I don’t make the decision.

Kolo Sat 16-Mar-19 21:30:19

I’d think PG would require parental permission. It stands for parental guidance, so I’d have thought schools should check with parents.

BartlebyTheScrivener Sat 16-Mar-19 21:31:00

Most schools would have a policy of asking parents before showing a PG

SummerHouse Sat 16-Mar-19 21:31:54

Better to stick with a U. plus the new one is shit

VioletCharlotte Sat 16-Mar-19 21:35:44

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a bit creepy! DS2 never liked the Ompaloompahs.

SmarmyMrMime Sat 16-Mar-19 21:36:30

My 5yo was fine with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory a few weeks ago. He can't watch Trolls (U) though, any attempt has always resulted in sobbing and disappearing so he hasn't seen the trolls solving their problems. His weak spot is any theme of children/ trolls being eaten and has had nightmares following stories like The Enormous Crocodile.

Every child is different and in reception class it will be quite difficult to find a film that won't hit the sensitivities of someone. When DS1 was in the start of y1, his class did some work using Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

megletthesecond Sat 16-Mar-19 21:36:57

The dc's school required signed permission to show a PG film in year 5 or 6.

IggyAce Sat 16-Mar-19 21:42:33

Schools usually have to ask permission to show pg films. When the new data protection rules came in ours asked us to sign if we were happy for our child to watch a pg rated film.
Before this came in I had to sign to say I was happy for my year 6 dd to watch the greatest showman.

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