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The government’s response to the consultation on parental internet controls, 14/12/12 [E/NI/S/W]

The Department for Education has published its response to the consultation on parental internet controls and set out a number of ways in which it would like to see children’s online safety improved.

Proposals include a new approach to parental controls by the internet service providers, and for all businesses in the information and communication industries, including retailers and device manufacturers, to develop universally-available family-friendly internet access which is easy to use.

Ministers will also explore with the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) what more can be done to:

  • improve online protections for the more vulnerable children;
  • define inappropriate content and improve the means for identifying it online;
  • establish clear, simple benchmarks and classifications for parental control solutions;
  • and encourage a deeper understanding of the reasons why parental controls are not taken up by more parents.
For full details see the Department for Education website.

Further Information

The government’s response to the consultation on parental internet controls