Because of Indonesia's large Islam population (the largest in the world), TV censors have the right to edit out any content deemed offensive according to Islamic law, known as Haraam. Films and television series in Indonesia are forbidden to have excessive offensive language, excessive violence, sexual situations (including nudity, displays of affection [i.e., kissing], and references to homosexuality), and animated scenes considered too scary or frightening for children.
The ratings are divided into categories
- P (Pre-school/Pra-sekolah): Suitable for children aged zero until six years.
- A (Children/Anak): Suitable for children aged seven until twelve years.
- A-BO (Children with Parental Guidance/Anak – Bimbingan Orang Tua): Suitable for children aged 5 to 10 with parental guidance/permission.
- SU (All Ages/Semua Umur): Suitable for all viewers from kids to adults.
- BO (Parental Guidance/Bimbingan Orang Tua): Parental guidance suggested.
- R (Teenager/Remaja): Suitable for viewers aged 13 to 17.
- R-BO (Teenager with Parental Guidance/Remaja – Bimbingan Orang Tua): Suitable for teenagers with parental guidance.
- D (Mature Audience/Dewasa): Suitable for viewers over 17.
The BO, A-BO, and R-BO are not considered official ratings, but do appear on Indonesian TV as content warnings.