Views sought on default porn ban

Parents will be asked whether internet pornography should be automatically banned on computers and smartphones, ministers have said.

The internet porn industry is worth an estimated £3 billion a year but campaigners have argued it is too easy for children to access explicit adult content.

Parents will be asked whether internet pornography should be automatically banned on computers and smartphones. Credit: Reuters

Children's minister Tim Loughton said the internet industry needed to raise its game to help families control what their children saw online.

It comes as more than 100,000 people signed-up to a Safetynet campaign calling for the Government to introduce legislation to ensure internet service providers filtered pornography at source.