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David Cameron 'orders new curbs on internet porn'

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Cameron to ensure parents are led through a filter process on all new computers

David Cameron is to toughen up controls on internet pornography to protect children.

In future, anyone buying a new computer or signing up with a new internet service provider will be asked whether they have children when they log on for the first time.

Those answering ?yes? will automatically be taken through the process of installing anti-pornography filters and a series of questions about how stringent they want restrictions to be.

That will allow parents to impose timed access limits on lewd material, or prevent children viewing social networking sites such as Facebook during certain hours of the day.

Ministers will also demand that internet service providers impose ?appropriate measures? to ensure that those setting the parental controls are over 18.

And they will be told to prompt existing customers to install porn blocking technology.

The proposals, due to be announced by the Government later this month, go much further than a blueprint drawn up by Reg Bailey, the head of the Mothers? Union, who was commissioned by the Government to suggest new curbs.

His plan would simply have seen parents given an ?active choice? to opt in or out of porn controls. But under the Prime Minister?s plans, those with children will be automatically guided through the process of installing the filters.

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The move marks a significant step forward for the Daily Mail?s Block Online Porn campaign, which has called for the introduction of content filtering systems for internet accounts.

Mr Cameron has rejected calls for an automatic block on porn, which adults would have to actively opt out of, after experts advised that parents needed to play an ?active role? in installing filters so they are fully informed about the technology.

The Government plans to tell service providers that they must impose the new controls or face legislation.

His aides believe they will fall into line because they have already introduced Mr Bailey?s ?active choice? proposals.

Children now start to use the web at the age of eight. As many as one in three under-tens have seen pornography on the web, while four out of five children aged 14 to 16 admit regularly accessing explicit images on their home computers.

Half of children say they use the internet alone in their bedroom, making it difficult for parents to effectively monitor their activity.

A senior No10 source said: ?We know lots of parents are concerned about the material their children are accessing on the internet and we want to do more to help. We?ve consulted on a variety of options on how we can make it safer for children online.

?Internet service providers have made great progress to date in implementing ?active choice? controls, as recommended by Reg Bailey, where all users are asked if they want to switch on parental controls.

?After intervention from the Prime Minister, the Government is urging providers to go one step further and make sure their systems actively encourage parents, whether they are new or existing customers, to switch on parental controls.?

TalkTalk, which provides a HomeSafe porn blocker to its customers, welcomed the plans.

Chief executive Dido Harding said: ?We have been asking all our new customers if they want to turn on HomeSafe, the only parental control service that protects every device using the home internet connection, since the beginning of the year and our experience shows it really works.

?One in three new customers ? roughly the proportion of households in the UK with dependent children in them ? are choosing to turn parental controls on and 80 per cent think being asked is a good thing.?

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Oh good Lord...

Invest that time into some real troubleshooting.

The UK needs quite a fair share of that.

Hint: teens getting off on internet porn is none of that. (Y)

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what a load of crap

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Porn will always be around for as long as there is humans and the internet! :p

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I was about to say "What a wan**er" but maybe not :p

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Great, another reason to put up internet prices (I bet the service will actually cost the ISPs a fair bit to setup and run)

**** you cameron, **** you. Who voted this idiot into power?

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Great, another reason to put up internet prices (I bet the service will actually cost the ISPs a fair bit to setup and run)

**** you cameron, **** you. Who voted this idiot into power?

Noone, he lost, as did all the rest, but as he had the most votes he a$$licked the lib-dems and managed to create a coalition just to beat labour, but you would never know it was a coalition

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Great, another reason to put up internet prices (I bet the service will actually cost the ISPs a fair bit to setup and run)

**** you cameron, **** you. Who voted this idiot into power?

No one.

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Great, another reason to put up internet prices (I bet the service will actually cost the ISPs a fair bit to setup and run)

**** you cameron, **** you. Who voted this idiot into power?

Quite a few people, unfortunately. :p

I must say that it's a bit absurd that this will be enforced onus and the ISPs. They could just send out a leaflet to teach parents to mind their kids, or pray that some parents have common sense, or simply let the kids watch porn. I've heard of more harmful things to do.

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Great, another reason to put up internet prices (I bet the service will actually cost the ISPs a fair bit to setup and run)

**** you cameron, **** you. Who voted this idiot into power?

sheltering oblivious soccer moms.

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Those answering ?yes? will automatically be taken through the process of installing anti-pornography filters and a series of questions about how stringent they want restrictions to be.

On the plus side, it will give the child something to do for the first ten minutes of owning their shiny new computer; disabling the porn filtering that mummy and daddy thought would be so brilliant.

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What a bell end.

Dave, how about doing something about the triple-dip recession you're causing rather than wasting your time pandering to Daily Fail-reading morons.

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What a bell end.

:laugh:

You should join the House of Commons meetings, Ali G style ;)

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The internet should order new curbs on meddling politicians.

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Glad to see they've got their priorities right. :s

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Cameron watched his first porn when he was 20 I guess...

And for a lot of teens the internet is known as:

games + social networks + porn = internet[/CODE]

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It's not the governments job to parent. There are parental controls on practically everything these days, including your computer. Turn them on if you're worried, stop asking the government to do your job for you.

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I wonder if these same anti-porn filters will also block the Daily Mail online? the same Daily Mail which was drooling over a 13yr old saying she "looks all grown up" if the Daily Mail was a family member it'd be a creepy uncle complaining about paedos while asking the kids to sit on his lap. :|

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Only in the UK.

Whatever do you mean?

Filtering porn is nothing new.

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Whatever do you mean?

Filtering porn is nothing new.

Forcing ISPs to do it is though.

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Forcing ISPs to do it is though.

They're legally not forcing them to do it as they'd never actually be able to legislate it, it's just a bluff he's hoping the ISPs just do as he says and they might do a small part but some of the ISPs have actually been fairly decent about protecting their users.

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They're not forcing them to do it right now, they've got to do it by themselves or he will legislate it. It was legislated on mobile phone internet too, never used to be limited but now with all providers in the UK you have to phone them up to get the internet restrictions off.

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So David Cameron takes advice from the Daily Mail now?

Problem with democracy is, I can't even stop this lousy ****...

Oh I can go on the governments petition website and set one up, that's going to make all the difference. /s

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