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David Cameron Says He Fears His Children Will Access Online Porn

14/08/2014 16:50 | Updated 22 May 2015

David Cameron's fears over his kids accessing online porn

Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he worries his children will see 'online filth' every time they 'grab hold of the iPad'.

Speaking to Sky News yesterday, Mr Cameron said that internet service providers had to do more to stop people accessing inappropriate images online – and that as a parent, it was a huge concern for him.

"I'm not satisfied that internet companies do enough to help take them down," he said. "That's why we're having this round table in government with them to really put the heat on, [to ask them to] work with the police, work with us so we can get these images off the internet and prosecute those who put them there."

Mr Cameron said that he was worried about what his own three children – Nancy, nine, Arthur, seven, and two-year-old Florence, might stumble across on the web.

"As a parent I worry, and I know people watching this programme worry massively, about what our children can get to see when they grab hold of our iPad or log on to the internet," he said. "There we need to make more progress of this issue of explaining to everybody that we want to have better filters that parents can switch on to stop access to certain sites and material."

The PM added the web was a 'real threat' for young people, and that something had to be done.

"The world has changed so fundamentally with the internet that we've got some real threats there to our children and also from this appalling scourge of child pornography," he said. "We've got to take a lot of action."

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