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BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin all offer parental control software that enables parents to keep their children away from adult content, violence and other inappropriate content. However, as only a minority of parents use the web filters, a new measure will be introduced to give parents more control.

Starting in 2012, all four leading Internet service providers will make sure that anyone signing up to a new broadband deal will have to choose whether or not they want to turn on parental control software, so that access to certain websites is blocked.

 

Concerns over sexualisation of children

The new measure is introduced as a result of the rising concerns regarding the increasing sexualisation of children through the media, following The Bailey Review, which was published earlier this year by the Christian charity Mothers’ Union.

The four ISPs said in a statement that they ‘have worked closely with government and a range of stak

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