Brain development – how it works, why it matters

To understand why age ratings are important when it comes to films, DVDs, video games and other media content, it’s useful to know how our brains change as we grow.

We worked with youth health expert Dame Sue Bagshaw to give you a quick and easy overview.

Brain development

Our brains change just as much as our bodies as we grow. That's why we understand films, TV and media differently at different ages.

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