Call me sceptical, but I think if they were to introduce these it would only impact UK sites, I then wonder are many hosted or run in the UK by UK companies? That leads to the question if they are overseas what power does the UK government have over them, virtually none!
Most teens would know how to establish a proxy server connection to make the site believe they are accessing it from overseas. I also firmly believe the money could be better spent by educating teenagers in school about the dangers of the internet, not just porn!
Recently coding was added to the curriculum this academic year, so we are teaching kids how to build websites, apps and programme software, but how much is going into helping educate them about the dangers of excessive internet use, as well as over sharing of personal information through social media, as well as using the internet to search for porn?
It makes me wonder how much thought has gone into this proposal and could this be a massive waste of money?
Experts have already stated this would difficult to implement, so should they look at other ways?
Of course at present this would only come in if the conservatives are voted in for another term, but I think whoever is voted in for the next parliament they should consider reviewing some proposal to help educate children in using the internet safely.
There are already a number of organisations out there doing great work Insafe (funded by the EU), and CEOP, but more support would be welcomed no doubt!