Government announces series of new child protection measures
The Government announced a series of measures which mark a significant step forward in Online Child Protection:
- The Prime Minister David Cameron provided more detail about a new web filter system, which will require Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to verify the age of the person setting controls on all newly purchased Broadband packages and computers.
- The Government also announced that ISPs have agreed to block access to pornography via public Wi-Fi, which will be introduced in 2013. This means children and young people will be unable to easily access adult content on their mobile phones in public spaces.
- Claire Perry MP for Devizes, who has spearheaded this agenda at parliamentary level, was appointed as the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, David Cameron, tasked with reversing the Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Childhood. This includes ensuring ISPs introduce robust age verification systems.
All these announcements mark significant improvements in ensuring our children and young people are kept safer online and once implemented, could see the UK leading the world in internet safety! We would like to THANK YOU for the important part you have played In this.
The Safetynet campaign will continue to advocate the 'opt in' measure despite these steps forward as we believe this is the best way to protect children and young people.
Please continue to pray that the Government will honour their promises to improve online child protection in the UK, and these initiatives will be implemented speedily and effectively.
To protect children I call on the Government to force Internet Service Providers to make accessing pornography an adult only opt-in service.
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