Italy Forces Cellphone Providers to Block Minors From Porn, Surfing Anonymously as Part of ‘Pro-Family Initiatives’

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Italy is embarking upon a campaign of limiting what kinds of websites can be accessed on cell phones belonging to minors.

The Italian Communications Regulatory Authority, known as Agcom, is now requiring that cell phone providers install filtering software on devices that have SIM cards registered to minors, according to the Washington Stand.

The filter will block sites that promote pornography, gambling, weapons sales, violence, hatred and discrimination, unhealthy eating and other potential actions that could harm one’s health, including suicide, and sites that can be used for anonymous browsing, according to a Google translate version of the Italian-language website Avvenire.

Avvenire noted that most phones are registered in the name of an adult, in which case the filter is not required.

Under the new law, a parent can have the filter enacted on a phone purchased for a minor, just as home internet setups can have similar filters installed.

Agcom Commissioner Massimiliano Capitanio said the purpose of the law is to make “the web a safer and more protected place,” according to the Stand.

“However, the provision will also be a test bed to verify the real willingness of adults to take an active part in the digital education of their children,” he said.

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