Gosport MP supports block on porn

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MP Caroline Dinenage has backed new measures aimed at preventing children from accessing internet pornography.

Four of the country’s top internet providers have announced they will launch a new service called Active Choice next year.

It means people who sign up for internet connections with TalkTalk, Sky, BT or Virgin Media can choose whether they want to restrict access to adult content on their computers.

Mrs Dinenage, the Gosport MP, welcomed the move but said the companies should make people opt-in to access adult content rather than opt-out.

She said: ‘It shows the British internet industry is finally taking seriously the problem of children accessing adult content on the internet.

‘The only way to fully protect our children is to introduce an opt-in system but the announcement is a good first step.’

A media campaign will eventually be launched to encourage people to install Active Choice.