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Age Verification FAQs

Won't kids just find a way to get around age-verification?

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According to a report by OFCOM in November 2016, 12-15 year olds were marginally more likely than in 2015 to say they had deleted their history records (17% vs. 11%); amended the settings to use a web browser in privacy mode (10% vs. 6%); and disabled any filters or controls (3% vs. 1%). This means that 97% of kids don’t know how or have not bothered to disable filters.

Getting around any filter or restriction using a VPN, proxy or TOR, is a choice by the user. Statistically, this is RARELY carried out by minors. Remembering that age-verification is not the same as filtering, and its implementation is designed to protect children, it is completely inaccurate to believe the myth that kids will ‘easily get around the controls’.

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  • A world where kids can grow up without being harmed by accessing graphic, violent online pornography
  • Prevention of children’s access to pornography through digital child protection buffers
  • Updated legislation and education to address pornography as a public health crisis that increases children and young people's vulnerabilities to sexual harms

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