'We have tools to protect children from porn,' says anti-censorship activist

'We have tools to protect children from porn,' says anti-censorship activist

Are restrictions on kids' web use strict enough?

Monday, November 21, 2016

An anti-censorship campaigner has claimed parents already have "the tools to protect children" from logging onto pornographic websites, and further controls are not necessary. 

Adult websites that fail to check if users are over 18 face being blocked in the UK under new plans unveiled by the government.  Under the proposals, the British Board of Film Classification would have the power to block the sites that didn't appropriately verify ages.  

The Culture Secretary, Karen Bradley, insisted children going online had to be safe from "harmful pornographic content".

Jerry Barnett, the author of Porn Panic! and a former pornography business owner, claimed parents "have the tools to protect children from porn" without the government's help. 

Listen to the full interview above.

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