ISP Level Blocks is a Digital Child Protection Buffer that can be implemented in two main ways.
Opt-In block makes provision for individual users to request blocking of harmful websites, including pornography (prohibited content) to be implemented at ISP level. This measure is partially available in Australia with Telstra providing an opt-in block (which occurs a cost for existing users).
Default Block makes provision for ‘blanket’ blocking of harmful websites, including pornography (prohibited content) to be implemented at ISP level. Individual users could enact an ‘opt-out’ feature, enabling age-verified users to still access content classified illegal by the classifications scheme. ISPs would be best supported to implement this measure underpinned by legislation.
Currently, families across Australia individually arrange for their own protection to content that most don’t want their children to see. eChildhood believes that this measure does not adequately comply with the laws and the needs of society for protection. Stand with us to see updated legislation for prevention of children’s access to pornography through the implementation of the full range of Digital Child Protection Buffers by adding your voice to our pledge. Their Future. Your Voice. We also welcome tax-deductible donations to further our work and see children grow up free from the harms of pornography, confidently building thriving relationships.