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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