Online porn clampdown ‘still leaves kids at risk’
CHILDREN will still be at risk of viewing pornography online when new regulations come in because they exclude Twitter and other social media sites, campaigners have warned.
The Government’s age verification system – which will require those looking at porn to prove they are at least 18 – is set to come in before the end of the year.
But the rules will only apply to commercial websites which request payment – leaving children free to look at material on Twitter and other free sites.
The NSPCC said: ‘The new regulation won’t be the silver bullet in blocking all online porn.
‘We need robust regulation and fines for social media sites if they fail to protect children from seeing porn.’
Twitter said it took keeping children from seeing adult content seriously.