PORN-FREE WI-FI; Users must opt-in for adult content at home.

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youngsters safer online.

The move comes as it was revealed porn would also be banned from
public wi-fi spots, with major firms signing up to provide a "clean
feed".

Under the new measures for households, web users will have to
specifically request "adult content" from their internet
providers.

By 2014 more than 12 million households with Sky, Virgin and
TalkTalk will have to tick boxes when they apply to say whether they
want a "clean feed".

Existing users will be contacted to make the decision, too. Parents
will be able to block porn from every device connecting to wi-fi in a
home, with one click.

The online protection will cover all computers, games consoles and
hand-held devices accessing the web.

Sky has 4.4 million users and Virgin Media provides the internet to
4.3 million homes. A spokesman for Virgin Media said: "With the new
technology we'll be introducing this year, all customers will
choose the level of parental control right for them.

"It will apply to all devices and gadgets that connect to the
household's internet."

Dido Harding, TalkTalk chief executive, said one in three of its
four million customers had so far chosen to filter out over-18 content.

The company estimates that is roughly the number of its customers
with children living at home. The firm has separated the adult content
into nine categories, including self-harming, gambling and suicide
websites, as well as the more sexual material.

The greatest number of customers have so far blocked the suicide
websites.

Ms Harding explained: "Earlier this month we became the only
company to begin asking all our existing customers to make the same
unavoidable decision. Currently about 6,000 more homes each day are
choosing to use our HomeSafe scheme and to help keep their children
safer online as a result."

In public, "clean feed" internet is set to be introduced
on the high street, on public transport and at sporting venues, with
major companies such as BT, Virgin and O2 signing up to the plan.

BT said: "We have been open to the idea, intended to ensure
public wi-fi is filtered in a way appropriate for likely users.

"We expect to sign up to a formal agreement in the coming
weeks."

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