IARC Ratings Definitions

Australian Classification Board

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Australian Classification Board General Icon General
The content is very mild in impact.

The G classification is suitable for everyone. G products may contain classifiable elements such as language and themes that are very mild in impact. However, some G-classified computer games may contain content that is not of interest to children.
Australian Classification Board Parental Guidance Icon Parental Guidance
The content is mild in impact.

The impact of PG (Parental Guidance) classified computer games should be no higher than mild, but they may contain content that children find confusing or upsetting and may require the guidance of parents and guardians. They may, for example, contain classifiable elements such as language and themes that are mild in impact. It is not recommended for viewing or playing by persons under 15 without guidance from parents or guardians.
Australian Classification Board Mature Icon Mature
The content is moderate in impact.

Computer games classified M (Mature) contain content of a moderate impact and are recommended for teenagers aged 15 years and over. Children under 15 may legally access this material because it is an advisory category. However, M classified computer games may include classifiable elements such as violence and nudity of moderate impact that are not recommended for children under 15 years. Parents and guardians may need to find out more about the computer game's specific content, before deciding whether the material is suitable for their child.
Australian Classification Board Restricted Icon Restricted
The content is strong in impact.

MA 15+ classified material contains strong content and is legally restricted to persons 15 years and over. It may contain classifiable elements such as sex scenes and drug use that are strong in impact.

A person may be asked to show proof of their age before hiring or purchasing an MA 15+ computer game. Children under the age of 15 may not legally watch, buy or hire MA 15+ classified material unless they are in the company of a parent or adult guardian.

The guardian must be an adult exercising parental control over the person under 15 years of age. The guardian needs to be 18 years or older.
Australian Classification Board Restricted Icon Restricted
The content is high in impact.

R 18+ material is legally restricted to adults. Such material may contain classifiable elements such as sex scenes and drug use that are high in impact. Some material classified R18+ may be offensive to sections of the adult community. A person may be asked for proof of their age before purchasing, hiring or viewing R18+ computer games.

Classificação Indicativa

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Classificação Indicativa Livre Icon Livre
O conteúdo é adequado a todas as idades. Por vezes pode apresentar algum elemento de muito baixo impacto, como violência infantilizada.
Classificação Indicativa 10 anos Icon 10 anos
O conteúdo pode apresentar algum impacto, especialmente em crianças pequenas. Podem aparecer xingamentos leves, armas, lutas sem sangue, cenas de terror, referências a álcool e cigarro e/ou uso medicinal de drogas ilícitas.
Classificação Indicativa 12 anos Icon 12 anos
O conteúdo apresenta impacto leve. Podem aparecer xingamentos, linguagem de conteúdo sexual, ferimentos, lutas com sangue e/ou consumo de álcool e cigarro.
Classificação Indicativa 14 anos Icon 14 anos
O conteúdo apresenta impacto moderado. Podem aparecer mortes, erotização, nudez, e/ou insinuação do uso de drogas ilícitas.
Classificação Indicativa 16 anos Icon 16 anos
O conteúdo apresenta impacto moderado. Podem aparecer violência forte e frequente, mutilação, tortura, relações sexuais e/ou uso de drogas ilícitas.
Classificação Indicativa 18 anos Icon 18 anos
O conteúdo apresenta alto impacto. Podem aparecer sadismo e crueldade, apologia à violência ou ao uso de drogas e/ou relação sexual explícita.


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Content is generally suitable for all ages. May contain minimal cartoon, fantasy or mild violence and/or infrequent use of mild language.
Content is generally suitable for ages 10 and up. May contain more cartoon, fantasy or mild violence, mild language and/or minimal suggestive themes.
Content is generally suitable for ages 13 and up. May contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humor, minimal blood, simulated gambling and/or infrequent use of strong language.
Content is generally suitable for ages 17 and up. May contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content and/or strong language.
Content suitable only for adults ages 18 and up. May include prolonged scenes of intense violence, graphic sexual content and/or gambling with real currency.


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GRAC ALL Icon 전체이용가
누구나 이용할 수 있는 게임물
선정적 내용이 없고, 폭력적이거나 혐오감과 공포감을 유발하는 요소가 단순하고, 범죄 및 약물 묘사가 없고, 저속어 및 비속어가 없고, 사행행위 모사가 없거나 사행심 유발 정도가 약하여 청소년에게 문제가 없는 게임물
GRAC 12 Icon 12세이용가
12세 미만은 이용할 수 없는 게임물
선정적 내용이 경미하고, 폭력적이거나 혐오감과 공포감을 유발하는 요소가 경미하고, 범죄 및 약물 묘사가 경미하고, 저속어 및 비속어가 심하지 않고, 사행행위 모사 및 사행심 유발의 정도가 12세 미만의 사람에게 유해한 영향을 미칠 수 있는 게임물
GRAC 15 Icon 15세이용가
15세 미만은 이용할 수 없는 게임물
선정적 내용이 간접적이고 제한적이며, 폭력적이거나 혐오감과 공포감을 유발하는 요소가 사실적이고, 범죄 및 약물 묘사가 간접적이고, 저속어 및 비속어가 심하지 않고, 사행행위 모사 및 사행성 유발의 정도가 15세 미만의 사람에게 유해한 영향을 미칠 수 있는 게임물
GRAC 19 Icon 청소년이용불가
청소년은 이용할 수 없는 게임물
선정적 내용이 사회질서를 문란하게 할 정도가 아니고, 폭력적이거나 혐오감과 공포감을 유발하는 요소가 과도하고, 범죄 및 약물 묘사가 구체적이고 직접적이며, 저속어 및 비속어의 표현 정도가 청소년에게 유해하고, 사행행위 모사 및 사행심 유발의 정도가 청소년에게 유해한 영향을 미칠 수 있는 게임물


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PEGI 3 Icon PEGI 3
The content of apps with this rating is considered suitable for all age groups. Some violence in a comical context (typically cartoonlike - Bugs Bunny or Tom & Jerry - forms of violence) is acceptable. A child should not be able to associate the character on the screen with real life characters, they should be distinctly fantasy. The app should not contain any sounds or pictures that are likely to scare young children. No bad language should be heard.
PEGI 7 Icon PEGI 7
Any app that would normally be rated at 3 but contains some scenes or sounds that can possibly be frightening for children may be considered suitable in this category. There can only be very mild violence in a PEGI 7 app, like implied violence or non-detailed, non-realistic violence.
PEGI 12 Icon PEGI 12
Games or apps that show violence of a slightly more graphic nature towards fantasy characters, or non-graphic violence towards human-looking characters or animals would fall in this age category, as well as nudity of a slightly more graphic nature and simulated gambling. Any bad language in this category must be mild and fall short of sexual expletives.
PEGI 16 Icon PEGI 16
Once the depiction of violence or sexual activity reaches a stage that looks the same as would be expected in real life, this rating is applied. Stronger inappropriate language, encouraging the use of tobacco or drugs and depicting criminal activities can be content of apps that are rated 16.
PEGI 18 Icon PEGI 18
The adult classification is applied when the level of violence reaches a stage where it becomes a depiction of gross violence and/or includes elements of specific types of violence (motiveless killing, violence towards defenceless characters or sexual violence). It may also include graphic sexual content, discrimination or the glamorisation of illegal drugs use.
Apps do not always have predefined content that can be classified beforehand. Certain apps function as portals (e.g. to stream content), offering a broad, variable range of content from which consumers can choose. For these apps, we use the parental guidance icon, alerting parents that the app may provide access to content that is not appropriate for their child, although other, age-appropriate content may also be available, depending on the selection of the user.


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Taiwan General Public Icon 普遍級
Taiwan Protected Icon 保護級
Taiwan Parental Guidance 12 Icon 輔導十二歲級
Taiwan Parental Guidance 15 Icon 輔導十五歲級
Taiwan Restricted Icon 限制級


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USK ab 0 Icon USK ab 0
Bei Spielen und Apps ab 0 Jahren handelt es sich generell um Inhalte ohne Beeinträchtigungspotential. Dabei können sich diese sowohl direkt an Kinder und Jugendliche, als auch an erwachsene Nutzer richten. Beispielsweise Dienstprogramme, Kataloge oder Tools im Allgemeinen fallen üblicherweise unter diese Kategorie, ebenso soziale Netzwerke, in denen nutzergenerierte Inhalte überprüft, gefiltert oder moderiert werden.
USK ab 6 Icon USK ab 6
Produkte in dieser Alterskategorie können Elemente enthalten, die für Vorschulkinder möglicherweise verstörend wirken können. Vereinzelte unheimliche Momente, eine niedrige Häufung von Schimpfworten oder leichte erotische Anspielungen sind dabei denkbar. Sind Gewaltdarstellungen vorhanden, so bleibt deren Gestaltung stets abstrakt und vermittelt sich nicht als bestimmend für das Produkt. Spiele in dieser Alterskategorie sind durchaus als familienfreundlich zu bezeichnen, fallen aber bereits spannender und wettkampfbetonter aus.
USK ab 12 Icon USK ab 12
Produkte dieser Kategorie können durch ängstigende Inhalte, kurze Schockmomente, selten vorkommende explizite Sprache, sexuelle Inhalte oder vereinzelte Gewaltdarstellungen beeinträchtigend für jüngere Kinder sein. Spiele in diesem Bereich können bereits deutlich kampfbetonter oder hektischer ausfallen, bieten durch ihren fiktiven Kontext jedoch ausreichend Distanzierungsmöglichkeiten. Bitte achten Sie darauf, dass in Sozialen Netzwerken oder auf Plattformen, die von Nutzern hinzugefügten Inhalte auch trotz möglicher Maßnahmen der Anbieter die Jugendschutzrelevanz erhöhen können.
USK ab 16 Icon USK ab 16
Realistisch anmutende Gewaltdarstellungen, eine Anhäufung von Schock- und Horrorelementen, explizite Sprache oder Produkte mit erotischem oder sexuellem Fokus fallen unter diese Kategorie. Zu den Spielegenres zählen Action Adventures, militärische Strategiespiele und Shooter.
USK ab 18 Icon USK ab 18
Deutliche und realistische Gewaltdarstellungen sind bei diesen Spielen und Apps der häufigste Grund für eine fehlende Jugendfreigabe, jedoch können auch andere Aspekte wie beispielsweise die unreflektierte Darstellung von Drogenkonsum zu dieser Einstufung führen. Spiele thematisieren nahezu ausschließlich gewalthaltige Konzepte, die bei vielen Aufgaben im Vordergrund stehen.

IARC Generic

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Generic 3 Icon 3+
Suitable for all age groups. Some violence in a comical or fantasy context is acceptable. Bad language is not permitted.
Generic 7 Icon 7+
May contain some scenes or sounds that are frightening for children. Mild violence (implied or non-realistic) is permitted.
Generic 12 Icon 12+
Violence involving fantasy characters and/or non-graphic violence involving human-looking characters or animals is permitted. Non-graphic nudity, mild language and simulated gambling are also permitted, but sexual expletives are not.
Generic 16 Icon 16+
Realistic violence, sexual activity, strong language, use of tobacco and drugs, and the depiction of criminal activities are permitted.
Generic 18 Icon 18+
Graphic violence, including depictions lacking motive and/or directed towards defenseless characters, and sexual violence are permitted. May also include graphic sexual content, discriminatory acts and/or the glamorization of illegal drug use.