Internet: Children

Department for Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 23rd June 2015.

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Photo of Fiona Bruce Fiona Bruce Conservative, Congleton

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his timetable is for requiring age verification for relevant websites in order to prevent children's exposure to harmful sexualised content online.

Photo of Fiona Bruce Fiona Bruce Conservative, Congleton

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he plans to take to stop children's exposure to harmful sexualised content online by requiring age verification for relevant websites for websites based (a) in and (b) outside the UK.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Culture Media and Sport)

The Government is considering its approach to delivering this commitment, and will share its plans in due course. Helping parents to protect their children from inappropriate and harmful content online remains a top priority, building on measures implemented under the previous Government including easy to use parental control filters in the home.

Ministers will engage with the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) and other key stakeholders as they develop this policy.

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