“Hardcore porn blocked from public wifi networks in world’s first scheme” by Luke Traynor

The UK made a valuable gesture that aims to protect the public from those who seek to view pornography in public spaces. “Friendly” wifi will be offered by businesses who opt in and guarantee that pornography cannot be obtained on their network. Of course, this is a small move in the grand scheme, but offers hope these buisnesses recognize the public health dangers surrounding pornography. This is an excerpt from a recent article published by The Mirror. The source of this excerpt is http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/hardcore-porn-blocked-public-wifi-3872631

image courtesy of The Mirror.

image courtesy of The Mirror.

Parents who see a “Friendly Wi-Fi” sign in cafes, restaurants, hotels and museums will know their children cannot access explicit content

The world’s first scheme to stop hardcore porn being accessed in public wi-fi areas is launched in the UK today.

Parents who see a “Friendly Wi-Fi” sign in cafes, restaurants, hotels and museums will know their children cannot access explicit content.

Tesco, Starbucks and Samsung have already signed up to the scheme, which comes after a Mirror investigation revealed a quarter of public networks allowed people to view explicit images and videos .

Claire Lilley, from the NSPCC, said: “Children often go online when they are out and about and parents need to know that using a public Wifi network won’t expose them to pornography.

“So it’s very reassuring for parents to know that when they see the ‘Friendly Wifi’ logo they can allow their children to go online in safety.”

Parents who see a “Friendly Wi-Fi” sign in cafes, restaurants, hotels and museums will know their children cannot access explicit content

The world’s first scheme to stop hardcore porn being accessed in public wi-fi areas is launched in the UK today.

Parents who see a “Friendly Wi-Fi” sign in cafes, restaurants, hotels and museums will know their children cannot access explicit content.

Tesco, Starbucks and Samsung have already signed up to the scheme, which comes after a Mirror investigation revealed a quarter of public networks allowed people to view explicit images and videos .

Claire Lilley, from the NSPCC, said: “Children often go online when they are out and about and parents need to know that using a public Wifi network won’t expose them to pornography.

“So it’s very reassuring for parents to know that when they see the ‘Friendly Wifi’ logo they can allow their children to go online in safety.”

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In November, The Mirror tested 129 free Wifi hotspots around the country and found 32 of them did not block access to pornhub.com, a website where thousands of hardcore pornographic videos can be viewed for free.

Places where children could access the site through free Wifi included Waterstones bookshops, The Cardiff Story museum, the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Coffee Republic and Esquires Coffee House in Doncaster and the Odeon cinema at the Liverpool One shopping centre.

Pornhub.com could also be viewed at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and in the lobby of the luxurious Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel.

This is a significantly shortened excerpt. To read the full article, please visit the The Mirror website http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/hardcore-porn-blocked-public-wifi-3872631

Luke Traynor is a reporter for The Mirror.