BT allows parents to block children’s access to ‘gay and lesbian lifestyle’ websites

Internet provider BT has a parental control feature which allows parents to prevent their children visiting websites which promote "gay and lesbian lifestyles".

Internet provider BT has a parental control feature which allows parents to prevent their children visiting websites which promote “gay and lesbian lifestyles”.

The information is contained on a page on BT’s website which provides information for parents on ‘blocking categories for parental control‘.

The function also allows parents to block information relating to “respect for a partner, abortion, gay and lesbian lifestyle, contraceptives, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy”.

Interestingly, BT has no filter available to prevent children accessing material relating to a ‘straight lifestyle’. Nor an explanation as to what a ‘gay lifestyle’ is, nor why BT is keen to pander to the sorts of parents who wish to pretend that homosexuality is a form of deviance.

Also, what prompted the folks at BT to think “I know, let’s create a feature which allows parents to block access to sires promoting respect for their partner”?

Baffling and outrageous.

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4 Responses to “BT allows parents to block children’s access to ‘gay and lesbian lifestyle’ websites”

  1. Dave Roberts

    It’s an option, not an attack.

  2. JimtheTim

    It mentions pregnancy (and I assume that includes the way by which one gets pregnant). The phrase ‘such as’ is used. It means that straight sexual information will also be blocked. This article is shit stirring for the sake of shit stirring.

  3. prettipank

    Where can I go to get that

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