Provide Feedback on Age Limits and Compliance with Them


You can send to the National Audiovisual Institute feedback on the age limits for audiovisual programmes, compliance with the age limits and the provision of audiovisual programmes in Finland.

Other messages, questions and queries should be sent by email to kirjaamo@kavi.fi.

Send feedback

You can send feedback on the following matters: 

Age limits for audiovisual programmes 

You can give feedback to the National Audiovisual Institute if you think that the age limit for a film, television programme or other audiovisual programme is too low or too high. Well-grounded feedback may lead to the reclassification of the audiovisual programme in question. 

You can also give feedback on age limit and content labelling. 

However, audiovisual programmes do not need to be classified and marked with age limit and content symbols if they are exempted from the classification and labelling obligation under sections 9 and 10 of the Act on Audiovisual Programmes.

If you give your contact information with the feedback, we will let you know if your feedback leads to concrete action. You can also send the feedback anonymously.

The National Audiovisual Institute does not supervise the activities of foreign service providers (such as YouTube, Netflix, HBO Max, or Disney+) and thus feedback on the age limits and content of these services should be addressed to the service provider in question. 

You can send feedback on the age limits for PEGI games to the PEGI organisation on the following feedback form: https://pegi.info/page/contact-us.

Observing the age limits for audiovisual programmes 

Providing an audiovisual programme to minors is prohibited if the age limit for the programme in question is 18 years. 

Audiovisual programme providers must ensure that audiovisual programmes with an age limit of 7, 12 or 16 years are not viewed by children younger than that.

Television companies have agreed that programmes with an age limit of 18 are not shown before 23.00. Programmes with an age limit of 16 are shown after 21.00. There are no restrictions on showing times for programmes with lower age limits but the companies have pledged to take into account the child welfare perspective and children’s viewing habits when planning their programme schedules. 

Sales, distribution, rental and lending of recordings and making them available to an audience by other means 

Under the Act on Audiovisual Programmes, audiovisual programme recordings provided in Finland (such as DVD and Blu-ray) must carry labels indicating the Finnish age limit and content markings. In digital games, Pan-European PEGI age limit and content labels are also accepted.

 However, audiovisual programmes do not need to be classified and marked with age limit and content symbols if they are exempted from the classification and labelling obligation under sections 9 and 10 of the Act on Audiovisual Programmes.

 Providers of recordings must comply with the age limits, which means that recordings may not be sold or rented or by other means made available to persons younger than specified in the age limit. 

On-demand and streaming services

Audiovisual programmes provided in on-demand and streaming services established in Finland must be classified with an age limit and marked with age limit and content symbols unless the audiovisual programme is exempted from the classification and labelling obligation. 

The National Audiovisual Institute does not supervise the activities of service providers located outside Finland (such as YouTube, Netflix, HBO Max, or Disney+) and thus feedback on the age limits and content of these services should be addressed to the service provider in question.