Sky To Automatically Block Gambling Sites Before Watershed

sky broadband shieldFrom the start of 2016, Sky broadband will make adjustments to its Sky Broadband Shield to automatically have a watershed mode applied to all its customers who signed up since November 2013. This watershed mode will make websites suitable for people aged 18 years old and over available after 9pm only. Before that, only websites suitable for people aged 13 and under will be accessible. Users will have to manually change their Sky Shield settings in order to access these websites at anytime.

UK Broadband Parental Controls: The Sequel

In 2014, laws were brought into the UK, which required Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to automatically enforce parental controls on any websites which featured sexual content. This included anything from pornographic websites, to websites which referred to sex education.

Now, Sky appears to be expanding its Shield parental controlsoptions by blocking any website featuring any adult related content by default. The middle ground that appears to have been struck is that the content isn't totally blocked, but blocked until the watershed is passed at 9pm.

The change will be enforced from January 1st. Any customers who want to set a watershed time to access gambling sites also have the opportunity to do so by changing their Sky Shield settings. However, new customers desiring to opt out of the system, will have to manually change their Shield settings to access gambling websites during the day.

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