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#1 Asrokhel

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:10

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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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:12

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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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:14

what a load of crap

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:15

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

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:18

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

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:22

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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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:28

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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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:28

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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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:32

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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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:32

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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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:37

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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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:37

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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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:40

What a bell end.


:laugh:

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

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:41

The internet should order new curbs on meddling politicians.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:46

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