Online pornography: opt-in system planned to protect British children
Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 29/06/2012 14:25
Internet users would have to actively "opt-in" to view pornographic or harmful content when they sign up for broadband or buy new mobile phones under plans favoured by David Cameron.
Ministers are today launching a national consultation on a possible change in the law to give parents more control over the material their children view online.
Automatic bar on net porn considered
The government is to consider putting extra pressure on computer users to filter out pornography when setting up internet accounts.
Ministers are suggesting that people should automatically be barred from accessing unsuitable adult material unless they actually choose to view it.
TalkTalk's internet filter could give children access to porn, says magazine
A study by a computer magazine has found that the internet porn filtering system offered by TalkTalk, one of the biggest internet service providers, could potentially give children access to hard-core pornography.
The revelation comes as ministers have said that parents will be asked whether porn should be automatically banned on PCs and smartphones by ISPs.