Have we? I haven't seen any TV/Radio adverts about protecting children from the internet. Nice try on twisting my words, but you are trying to generally class the safety over every child in the UK over the importance of proper parenting through ignorance. Sure I want every child to be safe too, but I also want this to be their parent's concern, not ours. They are not our child? Why should we pass restrictions that take away the parent element of parenting? Do you want parenting to be easier? So you don't have to have much impact on your child's life because there are blanket restrictions that do it for you? OK - I understand your comments on future regulations, but this is where we are headed. It affects me only slightly as I will have to phone my ISP to get the lock taken off. That's not my issue. The issue I'm having is that the government are imposing a restriction on something everyday (such as internet) and a hiding under the "look this is safe for you child" mask! Surely you can see this? Does the word freedom mean anything to you? Tricky, I was in no way trying to twist your words & believe me I am understanding your point perfectly. What I am trying to point out is that no amount of tv/radio ads will make an impact on true bad parents (do you honestly think it's possible)? Parenting well should always be high up there but unfortunately we live in a time where a tv ad will be ignored or snuffed at but won't get the attention required to make a big difference. I think it would work a little way but nowhere near enough. I am all for freedom of choice yes and I feel this blocking will still happily give me this choice. Not sure how we would "not have so much impact on our childs life" as the very same impact is not being taken away, simply that those who choose to ignore the dangers won't have a choice. No one will be "restricted" as such, just given the choice to switch it back on if required. By the way yes we have had safety internet advice around for years and also plenty of software to cope with blocking content, as an IT support I rarely see it put in place though nor am I asked to set any up from "responsible" parents. I just don't see why they'll block it by default. It should be opt-in rather than opt-out. I also think that it would help somewhat, especially to those parents who want to make sure they know what they are dealing with through decent advertisments. It doesn't seem right that it'll be blocked by default so parent's don't have to think about it. The more they don't, the more children/teenagers will be given control of the settings and be easily able to change it themselves online if allowed.