General Article Will UK law regarding online pornography be tightened?

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In December 2012, the Prime Minister David Cameron announced that children in the UK will be protected by an automatic block regarding online pornography, which parents must choose to have lifted.

This development comes after The Telegraph reported that the Government had decided against anti-pornography filters for the Internet, because such a system ‘could create a false sense of security’, meaning that parents might stop invigilating their children’s Internet usage.

However, the Prime Minister has made clear his personal views in a statement to The Daily Mail. It seems he has taken notice of the fact that there are many reputable groups in favour of greater child protection from pornography on the Internet; for example, the Mothers’ Union, the charity ChildLine and the NSPCC.

Additionally, Claire Perry, the Conservative MP for Devizes, handed a petition of 115,000 names into Downing Street in September. The petition demanded an auto

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