The Department for Children, Schools and Families claimed that the proposals to investigate the 40-year-old regulations had not been prompted by any recent programming.
Children's Minister Delyth Morgan said: "We want children to develop and have exciting opportunities to participate in television and other forms of entertainment.
"While they are doing that, we have a duty to ensure that children are safeguarded appropriately, and that the regulations we have make sure this happens."
Britain's Got Talent recently came under fire from celebrities and members of the public after a number of its younger contestants broke down in tears during filming, including 10-year-old singers Hollie Steel and Natalie Okri.
Earlier this week, Culture Secretary Andy Burnham told The Daily Telegraph that he was "profoundly concerned" about the welfare of Steel during the show.
"She gave a fantastic performance in the final, but the sheer misery that was caused to her in the semi-final does beg the question of whether to expose a child of ten to this kind of pressure," he said.