Parents should take responsibility for stopping their children seeing internet pornography, the new Culture Secretary has said.
Maria Miller said the Government was considering calls to make internet companies block access to online pornography. But the Conservative MP insisted that parents had the first and foremost responsibility for monitoring their children’s use of the internet.
Miller added that the Government could play a role in advising parents on how to block damaging material on home computers. In an interview Maria Miller, a mother of three, said:
I think responsibility is very strongly with parents to make sure that they really understand how their children are using the internet . . . to make sure they are safe.
I think probably the awareness of those sorts of pieces of software you can buy or indeed what you can do is not as high as it needs to be