Detail of outcome
The government has published its response to the consultation on Child Safety Online: Age Verification for Pornography.
This consultation ran from to
This consultation is seeking views on protecting children from seeing pornographic material online.
The UK is a world leader in the work it does to improve child safety online, but we cannot be complacent. Government has a responsibility to protect citizens from harm, especially the young and most vulnerable.
That is why we committed in our manifesto to requiring age verification for access to pornographic material online, and are now seeking views on how we deliver on our commitment.
The full consultation document can be seen above. Our preferred method of capturing your responses to our consultation questions is via the dedicated online survey. Please click on the link to share your views with us.
In order to base policy development on evidence, DCMS commissioned experts from across the UK to conduct a review of evidence into the routes via which children access online pornography. The report of the expert panel was formally submitted in November 2015 and provides helpful context to the issue. Please see document above.
Also published above is our regulatory triage assessment which considers the potential costs to UK businesses.
To request a version of the survey in Welsh, or in alternative formats, or for any other queries please contact: AVconsultation@culture.gov.uk