If you agree that our Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) should provide filtering of pornography themselves as a tool to us to help us restrict access of this material by children within our own homes then let them know. Nothing works better or faster than consumer pressure, especially if that consumer shows a willingness to move ISP should another introduce the filter first. Beneath the letter are the contact details for the various major ISPs.
Ed Vaizey, the minister for culture will be meeting with the ISPs again on the 18th May, and it would be great for these letters to arrive before that meeting. More about this can be found on Safermedia.
There are three simple things that you can do to help with this now:
- Amend and print out the letter shown below and send it to your ISP (list if ISP addresses given beneath the letter). Email is good, but a sending a hard copy is better.
- Send the same letter to your MP asking for their support as well.
- Spread the word – Like the Facebook post about this, tell your friends, give copies of the letter to them etc.
- Only an opt-IN system (and not opt-OUT) will provide the safest level of protection that is so urgently needed (Opt-OUT would still put the onus on fallible users to take action to have the porn blocked).
- This would be family-friendly and likely to attract more customers.
Signature and Name:
The ISP Addresses
- BT: Ian Livingstone, CEO, BT plc, 81 Newgate St., London. EC1A 7AG – firstname.lastname@example.org (PA to CEO)
- Virgin: Neil Berkett, CEO, Virgin Media, 160 Portland St., London. W1W 5QA – email@example.com
- (Matt Rogerson asked to be copied in: firstname.lastname@example.org) Tel: 020 7299 5708
- O2: Ronan Dunne, CEO, 260 Bath Road, Slough, Berks. SL1 4DX – email@example.com
- Sky: Jeremy Darroch, CEO, British Sky Broadcasting, Unit 9, Grant Way, Isleworth, Middx. TW7 5QD – Jeremy.firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 08442 411111
- Orange: Tom Alexander, CEO, Everything Everywhere Ltd, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield, Herts. AL10 9BW – Tomalexander@orange.co.uk; Tom.email@example.com Tel: 08703 768888
- TalkTalk: Dido Harding, CEO, TalkTalk, 11 Evesham St., London. W11 4AR – firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 08700 878038 options 2, then 3