Gun violence on the rise in US films: study
The rating PG-13 stands for parental guidance for children under the age of 13 and is given by the movie industry for films that may not be appropriate for kids under 13. There is no direct equivalent in Australia, with the PG-13 category sitting somewhere between our PG and M classifications.
Published in the December issue of the US journal Pediatrics, the study shows that in 1985, the first full year of the PG-13 rating, the amount of gun violence in popular PG-13 movies was similar to that in movies rated G and PG, which are deemed suitable for all ages.
Since then, however, the gun violence in PG-13 movies has grown, and since 2009 it has rivalled the level of gun violence in R-rated mo read more
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