UK - Children to be shielded from abuse via mobiles

(Guardian) Children who buy the latest mobile phones with internet access are to be barred from using adult services in an attempt to shield them from pornography and gambling and protect them from paedophiles. The new regulations, agreed by the six largest mobile phone operators in the UK, Orange, O2, T-Mobile, Virgin, Vodaphone and 3, will stop them entering chatrooms, porn sites and gambling services. The move follows pressure from child protection charities for the industry to prevent the spread of internet paedophile activity. see also The teenage love affair with phones. 18 January 2004

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