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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Websites could get film-style ratings

The kind of ratings used for films could be applied to websites in a bid to better police the Internet and protect children from harmful and offensive material, Culture Secretary Andy Burnham has said. Internet service providers could also be forced to offer services where the only sites accessible are those deemed suitable for children.

Burnham, who has three young children, pointed to the example of a 9 p.m. television "watershed" in Britain before which certain material, like violence, cannot be broadcast, and said better controls were needed for the Internet.

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