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This page contains all the episodes of the Classification Office's podcast, talking about classification work and what we do.

Episode 2: Good Boys

At OFLC we try to engage with young people as much as possible, especially when considering decisions that directly affect them. Recently we invited some members of our Youth Advisory Panel to join the classification assessment of the film Good Boys. The comedy features young teenagers swearing copiously, and contains sexual humour. Although the film sounds confronting the sexual content is balanced by the film’s positive messages around consent, friendship and responsibility. In this podcast we talk to Emma and Julian, two members from the panel who joined us during the classification process, and they share their experience and thoughts on the process and decision. We also ask Shiyi, a Classification Advisor here, about their involvement with the decision. Check out our featured classification decision!

Episode 1: Loot boxes

At OFLC we often talk to young people about how we classify films and games, and lately loot boxes have featured large in the conversation! It’s tricky because in New Zealand loot boxes don’t constitute gambling. In this podcast we ask Callan, a 14 year old gamer from Onslow College, about what loot boxes are and how young people perceive them. We also ask Shiyi, a Classification Advisor here, about their potential harms, and how similar the mechanics are to gambling. Check out our blog for more information!

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