Britain Introduced Pornography CountermeasuresAdded: Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
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A number of the largest British Internet service providers, including BT, TalkTalk, Virgin and Sky now offer their customers the “opt-in” solution for those who want to receive access to adult content on the Internet. This appeared to be a part of a government-sponsored program intended to protect kids from Internet porn.
The introduced measures are revealed by David Cameron on the 10th meeting with the Mothers’ Union, a Christian charity. Reg Bailey, the outfit’s chief executive, as well as the Department of Education, have received a direct order from the UK’s government to make a review on the commercialization and sexualization of British kids. Earlier this year Bailey published a report titled “Letting Children be Children”, where he suggested a few solutions to protect kids from dangerous material they can find on the Internet.
In addition, the Prime Minister announces the planned changes like restrictions on aggressive advertising campaigns and specific types of pictures posted on billboards. There is even a website called Parentport, which was specifically created for parents concerned about TV programs, advertisements, goods or services that may appear inappropriate for their kids. This website is currently under direct supervision of numerous outfits, including BBC Trust, Advertising Standards Authority, British Board of Film Classification, Press Complaints Commission, Ofcom, and many others.
The report made by Bailey was published four months ago and gained David Cameron’s support. The latter said he very much agreed with the central approach Bailey had set out. Cameron confirmed that the country shouldn’t try and wrap kids up in cotton wool or just lose heart and accept the world as it is. The community should rather look to stop an unthinking drift towards ever-greater commercialization and sexualization of British kids. The creation of this website was Bailey’s first idea to help parents with controlling media and material their children can reach on the Internet.
In addition, it was suggested that the government and business enterprisers should join hands and stop the commercialization of improper “adult” clothing for the UK kids. Finally, if retailers don’t make any progress over the problem, they must be forced to change their activity in 18 months.
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Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
|there letting the religious nuts control them, lol|
|LOL.. thanks toe the info Sam....|
|Again, what is the point of this? they will just start importing more and people will start using proxy's more!? you cant control people as a whole like this. Did they forget why people left "England" for the america's? If they want to control it so bad, give it back to the queen.|
|A number of the largest British Internet service providers, including BT, TalkTalk, Virgin and Sky now offer their customers the “opt-in” solution for those who want to receive access to adult content on the Internet. This appeared to be a part of a government-sponsored program intended to protect kids from Internet porn.|
Is it not supposed to be the other way around? Not to opt-in to access porn but to opt-out to not access porn?
This is a way to compile a list of horn dogs to be watched.
As for the clothes for kids? WTF; they can sex up any clothing items by themselves. It is the parents job to watch for this and deal with it..
Also no mention about the sexual content of today crap rap banger pop songs let alone all the videos on the boob tube movies etc........
|I think you're all missing the point here. The idea is to prevent children getting into porn sites. My 9 year old grand daughter, for her English studies had to research the classic book 'Little Women'on her computer and all she got was porn. Not Good. Don't forget it is a OPTION to have it filtered. If you choose not to have adult sites filtered, keep kids away from your computer..|
|menahunie, you are so right I could not agree with you more. The way some parents let their kids dress is a paedo's dream. thease are not fit parents in my book..|
|This is being taken incorrectly, it's the scheme that is opt in, and its for new account holders. Meaning IF you want the porn blocking you can ask for it when you open the account, for some parents it's less bother than actually watching what their kids are upto or installing monitoring/blocking software of their own. IF you choose NOT to opt in when you open your account, then it's buisiness as usual.|
|posted by (2011-10-18 23:59:14)|
|Its hard to protect the youngins from online adult content these days. Good for people to take notice to concerned parents.|
|Good if you have kids at home|
|Thanks Sam for info..|
|Rather than try to get the ISPs to implement solutions, it would be better to provide better education on the dangers of the Internet and easy and accessible solutions like OpenDNS.|
|Educate people? in the UK? Come on now, why would our govt want to do that? Educated people have free will and are dangerous, so...educate? nah, never going to happen||
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