The popular ISP part of BSkyB is about to implement an ISP-level porn block, which it's introducing under the guise of a selfless plan to protect the kids of the nation from seeing very bad things happening to people's bottoms online.

Speaking about the move in a blog post, Sky's Lyssa McGowan said: "...while computer-based parental controls are important tools for parents, on their own they are not sufficient in protecting kids who are accessing the net through a growing range of devices such as games consoles, tablets and smartphones."

Announcing what Sky calls a "whole-home" solution, McGowan goes on to say that all web content will begin to be filtered at "household-level" by Sky later this year, with parents asked to choose what sort of material they'd like entering their pipes. It'll basically be a form of the controversial "opt-in" solution that's so far failed to be implemented across the board.

Parents will also be given a set of reporting tools, which will let them know when their child learns the appropriate IT skills required to change the settings itself. So they can change them back again. [Sky via The Register]

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