Interesting news: Age-ratings plan for websites. Here are a few clips from the article:
Internet websites could be given cinema-style age-ratings under plans by the Government to limit access to “unacceptable” material, Culture Secretary Andy Burnham has warned.
He said it was his “absolutely categorical” view that there was material on the web – including beheadings – which should not be available to anyone.
He confirmed one of the proposals being considered by ministers to protect children from harmful material was the introduction of age-ratings for websites.
“That would be an option. This is an area that is really now coming into full focus,” he said.
Another option said to be under consideration was a requirement on internet service providers to offer a service which would give access only to websites which are suitable for children.
Mr Burnham insisted his proposals were not intended as an attack on freedom of speech, but that some material on the web had gone too far.
As someone who works with young people, I think that would be fantastic. But how do you make that happen. I certainly know plenty of young people who watch films above their age, how do we ensure they age-ratings isn’t a lot of work that everyone ignores.