Internet Safety Measures

This report sets out the measures put in place by the UK’s four largest fixed line internet service providers (ISPs) - BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media - to introduce a family-friendly network level filtering service, which allows the account holder to choose to block web based content that might be inappropriate for children at a network level. 

It describes the approach taken by each ISP to the implementation of a filtering service and the presentation of an ‘unavoidable choice’ to new customers whether or not to activate the filter. It is not within the remit of this report to conduct an independent assessment of the efficacy of the measures taken by the ISPs.