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Child web filters 'always on'

New child protection internet filters are to be always kept on in hundreds of thousands of UK homes under new guidelines to help parents keep their children safe online.

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PM: Families will be 'one click away' from online safety

David Cameron has pledged to crack down on child abuse images on the internet. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

David Cameron has said families in the UK are just "one click away" from protecting their children online and implementing web filters.

Hundreds of thousands of homes have been given a whole home family friendly internet filter just months after the Prime Minister signed up Internet Service Providers (ISP) to do more to help parents keep their children safe online.

"I made a promise in July that I would take action to help parents protect their children when online at home and we are now delivering on that promise," the Conservative leader said.

"In the weeks and months ahead, millions of hard working families will only need one click to protect their whole home and to keep their children safe.

"And when someone sets up a new broadband account, the settings to install family friendly filters will be automatically selected and it will only be switched off parent choses to do so."

The Prime Minister will host a key meeting with the Internet Service Providers and wider internet industry on Monday in Downing Street.

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