Government consultation on protecting British children from internet porn
Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 04/05/2012 22:56
The government will consult on new measures to protect children from internet pornography.
Under the plans it would be up to customers to opt in to receiving adult content when they sign up for a broadband contract.
Currently most providers offer a range of filters and tools that have to be set up by parents to block pornography.
Internet pornography: government to consult on protecting children
The government is to consult on tough measures to protect children from internet pornography.
Under plans being draw up by Downing Street, it would be up to customers to "opt in" to receive adult content online when they take out a broadband contract.
Campaigners have argued it is too easy for children to access explicit adult content on their phones and computers.
Pornography online: David Cameron to consider 'opt in' plan
The government is to consider introducing new filters for online pornography, in a move likely to be fiercely resisted by internet service providers.
Prime minister David Cameron is expected to consult in the next few weeks on whether ISPs, such as BT and Virgin media, should block adult material as a default for customers.