Sky announces plans to block porn by default for new users

Sky, one of the UK’s largest internet service providers has announced it will block all porn and other adult content for new users.

The decision means from 2016 online filters will be on by default, although people can still opt-out if they wish.

CARE welcomed the decision, but stressed there is still more to do.

CARE Chief Executive Nola Leach said: “This decision by Sky is a welcome step in the right direction.

“The fact remains however that default-on filters for all new customers still falls short of what is really required.

“For some time now CARE has been campaigning for a statutory requirement for all internet service providers to provide default on filters with robust age-verification to make sure only adults who can prove they are over 18 can turn the filters off.

“The government have made a manifesto commitment to improve the protection of children online and it is vital in the New Year they keep their promise and take action.”

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