Peppa Pig is a global phenomenon and is adored by children everywhere. Seeing how popular this animated little pig has become might have you wondering what age group the show is aimed at and whether or not it’s suitable for all ages. Read on for more information on the Peppa Pig age rating.
With the rise of subscription and streaming services in recent years, TV series can receive a variety of ratings across different platforms.
Each service uses a slightly different metric to determine what classification to give shows and movies that users can stream via their sites and apps.
Given the variation in how services apply age ratings to their content, it’s natural for shows to have slightly different ratings depending on where you’re looking. For the most part though, Peppa Pig has the same rating throughout.
What is the age rating for Peppa Pig?
Peppa Pig is suitable for viewers of all ages. The episodes contain “no material likely to offend or cause harm” according to the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC).
Both the BBFC and Amazon Prime rated Peppa Pig as “U”, which stands for universal. A U rated film should be suitable for all audiences aged 4 years and over.
It is worth noting that it is impossible for ratings to predict what might be scary or upsetting to every individual child and that parents should use their own judgement in deciding whether or not their child is old enough to watch a particular show.
Channel 5 and Nick Jr also rate Peppa Pig as acceptable for all.
What age group is Peppa Pig aimed at?
Peppa Pig is aimed primarily at young children. The main character, Peppa, is 4 years old, which means that children who are around aged 4 are most likely to be able to relate to Peppa and her friends.
Common Sense Media says that Peppa Pig is developmentally appropriate for children aged 3 and up.
Amelie Bea Smith, who is the latest actress to voice Peppa Pig, has been watching the show since she was so young that her first word was “Peppa”!
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What age rating do parents give Peppa Pig?
Parents are able to submit their own ratings to Common Sense Media and the parent rating is 4+, which means that parents think Peppa Pig is suitable for children aged 4 and older.
Parents are also able to submit star ratings based on quality on Common Sense Media and Peppa Pig is rated highly. The show scores especially highly for containing positive messages and positive role models.
The show has a 3 out of 5 star rating for educational value, earning its 3 stars for the emotional and social lessons shown in the episodes.
Is there any content in Peppa Pig that is unsuitable for young children?
Generally there is no unsuitable content for young children in Peppa Pig. The show contains no content related to alcohol, drugs, smoking, sex or nudity and contains no obscene language.
The themes and plot of each episode are aimed specifically towards young children with plot points revolving around things that children can relate to from a young age like attending school, visiting grandparents and riding bikes.
Whether or not Peppa Pig is suitable for very young children might vary according to the country you are watching in.
The episode of Peppa Pig called “Mr Skinnylegs” was banned in Australia due to its portrayal of spiders as harmless. While the episode might help children in the UK and other countries be less affected by arachnophobia, it could be potentially dangerous to encourage Australian children to befriend spiders, as the country is home to several venomous spiders.
At what age should children stop watching Peppa Pig?
While Peppa Pig is predominantly aimed at children aged 4 to 6 years, there is no upper age limit for who can watch Peppa Pig and it is enjoyed by people of all ages.
Peppa Pig is suitable for family viewing and can be enjoyed by older children and parents alike.
Here at Peppa Pig World, we’ll never stop following the adventures of Peppa and her friends and we don’t see why anyone else should have to either. We wholeheartedly recommend that you immerse yourself in the positive, joyful and colourful world of Peppa Pig whatever your age. After all, you’re only as old as you feel!
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