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Pornography: Internet

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 29 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government are taking to prevent children and young people from accessing pornographic material made available through file sharing programs on the internet. (251830)

In April 2008 the Government launched a kitemark for filtering software developed by the Home Office and Ofcom and in partnership with BSI. This kitemark will be promoted by the UK Council for Child Internet Safety through the industry standards working group. The Government accepted all of the recommendations in the Byron review, ‘Safer Children in a Digital World’, which includes continued research and reviews on age verification to further prevent children accessing inappropriate material. This work will be taken forward by UKCCIS.