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The government has backed an independent report calling for internet service providers (ISPs) to restrict access to adult websites.

Letting Children be Children, a paper published by Reg Bailey, Chief Executive of the Mothers' Union, calls on the broadband industry to develop more effective parental controls, seek robust means of age verification, and ensure consistent protections across all media.

However, the Bailey Review does not call for a mandatory ISP filter for adult websites, reports ISPreview.co.uk.

David Cameron said he would be inviting Mr Bailey to Downing Street in October – along with other industry stakeholders – to further discuss the issues raised in the report.

The Prime Minister said he would be kept closely informed on any progress in the meantime, and is planning to discuss the recommendations with ISPs as early as this month.

Media regulator Ofcom has also welcomed the Bailey Review, describing protection of minors as "one of its most important statutory duties".

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