Cameron, who cares about children so much he forgot all about his and left her care of pub staff, decided it would be a wizard wheeze to censor p*rn sites from the net at an ISP level. He allowed those who wanted to watch porn to opt out if they embarrassed themselves by telling the nice woman at the ISP that they wanted to use their Internet connection for adult purposes. He assumed that British people would never do that – turns out he was wrong.
Figures from watchdog Ofcom suggest that the vast majority of households are deactivating parental controls. Only six per cent of BT customers have an active porn filter. This is half the number of
Virgin Media users who also have parent filters in place. Only 14 per cent of TalkTalk subscribers are happy to let David decide what they watch but it looks like it is Sky users who are the net puritans with between 30 and 40 per cent of its broadband users enabling the feature.
Those who did not censor the net said that it was all about responsible parenting and talking to your kids about what they do, rather than outsource the job to a toffy bloke who was rather too fond of bacon.
Those who opted for the censorship claimed they were useful, although that sort of assumes they are so stupid that they assume that their kids will never work out what a proxy server is.
Either way the figures are particularly pants for David. It seems that most people do not want him deciding what they can see.