British Telecom rolls out new by-default porn filters for enhanced parental control

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British Telecom has taken strict measures against online pornography by implementing updated filters. This time, whenever you enter into an agreement to subscribe for an internet connection with your ISP, the porn filter is activated by default – hence blocking anyone from accessing online explicit content through an array of devices.

The automatic parental controls came out as a suggestion from the government after numerous complaints from parents. Prior to this arrangement, BT did have porn block filters, but they had to be activated upon request from the subscriber/ guardian/ parents. The latest rollout will keep such filters already enabled without the customer’s consent.

The interesting thing is that porn filters are not limited to PCs and Desktop anymore in the U.K. You will notice the same “Website is blocked”, “Access Denied” or similar messages on your portable devices during attempts of accessing websites with adult content.

A representative from British Telecom said, “This new rollout does not affect subscribers prior to the rollout. The company will be contacting them throughout 2014 for permission concerning the fact whether they want the filter enabled or disabled.

While David Cameron is making every effort to block youngsters from accessing online pornography websites, authorities at Virgin, Sky, TalkTalk and small scale Internet Service Providers are busy scheduling the recently introduced filter for immediate implementation. Parents have been provided with the facility of disabling Facebook, YouTube or other social media websites during select times of the day.

Whether these steps are going to result in a productive outcome or kids will end up with better grades, it needs to be determined. Though it is true that “education is the key” as British Telecom authorities like to believe in, we also know for a fact that “education” has to be learned and not taught by force!

This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 at 9:03 AM and is filed under Latest News, National News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

Nikki Malik

About Nikki Malik

Nikki Malik holds a Masters degree in Computer Science and blogs about technology products in her spare time. She is a mother of three, full time mompreneur and maintains her career as a small business owner.

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