Conservatives pressurising ISPs to block porn in the UK

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The Conservative government are in talks with internet service providers to put a blanket block on porn sites in the UK, in order to protect young children from adult content.

Stating that 60 percent of nine to eighteen year olds have come across things they shouldn’t have online, Claire Perry is the leading voice behind the restrictions.

Those old enough to legally view the blue content will be able to ring their ISPs to “opt in” to pornographic content, should the legislation pass in the next few years.

It’s all quite hypocritical though. Where is the block on violent websites?

Sure, kids have to be protected, but some good parenting and sensible use of browser content controls will do a much better job at this than the complex universal ISP blocks. And it will be far cheaper too.

Gerald Lynch

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