Antivirus software company AVG has backed plans for porn filtering but called on schools to educate children in online dangers
Internet filtering should be opt-in but children need to be better educated about online dangers such as pornography, security experts have warned.
A recent survey by broadband provider Talk Talk showed almost eighty per cent of people do not want internet service providers to block online pornography by default.
Tony Anscombe, senior security evangelist at antivirus company AVG, said that he would give his son a high-five if he managed dodge blocks to access porn online adding that it was just as important to teach IT security in schools.
Mr Anscombe was critical of current filtering software, saying it was "far from ideal" but that it was important that ISPs in the UK offered better parental controls to block access to adult content.
"I believe that all subscribers should be given a choice," he said.
"Educating children about dangers online is important; IT security should be on the curriculum in UK schools and it should be mandatory.
"But if my child works out how to circumvent content blocks to access porn, I'll give him a high five."
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