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    Government to Take Steps to Safeguard Minors from Harmful Internet Content

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    In an effort to protect young people from inappropriate online material, the Polish government is set to introduce new measures aimed at providing easier access to internet control tools for parents or guardians of minors.

    As per the announcement made by the Government Information Centre on Tuesday, the government is urging internet service providers to launch a user-friendly mechanism that will enable parents to block access to pornography free of charge.

    Recent surveys have revealed a troubling trend, indicating that a significant number of children and teenagers regularly consume pornographic content on the internet, with a majority relying on their mobile phones for such access.

    Disturbingly, the surveys also highlight that a staggering 80 percent of these minors lack parental control tools on their devices, leaving them vulnerable to explicit material.

    To address this pressing issue, internet service providers will be legally obliged to inform their subscribers about the available options for restricting access to pornographic content, among other measures.

    The proposed measures are scheduled to be implemented starting from September 1, 2023, with the aim of providing a safer online environment for minors.

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