Media Council: Jurassic World not recommended for children under 12

Published: 8 September 2022

The Media Council of the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH) has taken a decision based on the complaints objecting to episodes of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous and the series. The Council found that the age rating was incorrect.

The Authority investigated the episode "The Core" of the Netflix series Jurassic World: Cretaceous Camp, based on complaints from viewers. In the cartoon, which is offered by the streaming service provider for children aged 7 and up, two girls profess their love and kiss each other.

The investigation found that this scene in the show, as well as the depiction of the scary creatures chasing the characters, could be harmful to the moral development of minors. Under Hungarian law, the cartoon should have been made available with a rating of "not recommended for children under 12".

Given that Netflix is a company registered in the Netherlands and subject to Dutch media rules – in line with the relevant provisions of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive – the Media Council is going to notify the Dutch audiovisual regulator (CVDM), asking it to investigate the case.

In relation to the age rating of the series, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has previously made a similar finding to the Media Council's decision when the entire fifth season was rated as "not recommended for children under 12".