How the U.K. Won't Keep Porn Away From Teens
Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 07/05/2019 15:22
Complying with a new law, the largest online porn company has set itself up to be the youth gatekeeper of British smut. What could go wrong?
Come July 15, 2019, internet users in Britain attempting to visit major pornography sites will be confronted with a question: How old are you? Then, a follow-up: Can you prove it?
They’ll have a few options. Users can verify their age online, by submitting official government IDs or credit card information. Or they can walk into a store and establish their eligibility to access porn the old-fashioned way: by handing money and identification over to a human being, at a participating store, in exchange for a pass.