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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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£25m campaign to protect child safety on the internet

Under new measures to protect child safety on the internet agreed by Prime Minister David Cameron and Internet Service Providers (ISPs), a £25m internet safety campaign will be carried out over a three-year period.

The campaign will help advise millions of parents on how best to protection their children and use the filters.

Here is a guideline of some of the introduced measures:

  • Computer skills training for adults and ISPs to work with children on internet awareness and how best to stay safe.
  • ISPs to act as a point of contact for people.
  • The six largest public Wi-Fi providers across the UK: Arquiva, BT, Sky, Nomad, Virgin Media and 02, covering 90% of the market, have confirmed they have switched on family friendly filters in all areas where children might access the internet.

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