General Article Government rejects automatic porn filters

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In May 2012, the Coalition Government launched a consultation to examine the case for an ‘automatic’ block on inappropriate online content such as pornography. The suggestion came amidst increasing pressure to increase the safety of children online. Between June and September 2012 over 3,500 individuals and organisations were consulted on their views about parental controls. However, by December 2012 David Cameron announced that the Government had decided against a system using automatic filters.

 

Who was consulted?

There were 3,059 responses to the coalition document. The largest proportion of respondents were classed as general ‘members of the public’ (69%), closely followed by parents (22%) and grandparents/other family members (3%).

 

What did the consultation ask?

The consultation asked respondents five types of questions:

  • Questions examining which controls respondents already

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