Children will be blocked from online pornography sites which will demand users to prove they are adults, under new legislation.
Ministers want sites to ask for credit card details and other personal information to prove they are over 18.
The new legislation which is being drafted is aimed at stopping the estimated 20,000 children aged 16 and under who are accessing pornographic material online every month, according to Atvod, the Authority for Television on Demand.
Of these, around 44,000 are believed to be primary school age pupils.
Partly because it’s obvious that it should be 200,000, so that 44,000 can be smaller than that number. But also because the 200,000 looks to be very small to me.
There’s what, 300,000 kids in each year? Half male, so 600,000 teenage boys of 12 to 16 in the country at any one time? Any number less than 599,999 for accessing porn once a month on the internet isn’t going to be believable, is it?