Commonsensemedia.org uses three simple ratings—“On,” “Off,” and “Iffy”—to help parents decide which films are suitable for their children. Each movie is graded on merit as well as age-appropriateness. Zero stars means a film’s “beyond bad,” while five stars earns the label “terrific.”
Kids-in-mind.com goes beyond MPAA ratings to rank films from zero to 10 in three categories: “Sex and Nudity,” “Violence and Gore,” and “Profanity.” The site also provides information on precisely what events in the film may not be appropriate.
Parentpreviews.com features a worldwide comparison of rating systems: Parents can find out what the latest Harry Potter film was rated in New Zealand as well as in the U.S. Each new release then receives a “report card” based on such factors as crass language and drug use. A section called “The Big Picture” links to reports on the latest trends in kids’ media.
Source: Good Housekeeping