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The UK's largest broadband providers are joining forces with the government on a £25 million online security awareness campaign.

Sky, BT, TalkTalk and Virgin Media are backing the drive to combat cyber-bullying, and access to inappropriate and illegal content.

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The campaign will inform consumers about the device-level and network-level security options available to them, and how these can increase internet safety.

Prime Minister David Cameron commented that, in the weeks and months ahead, millions of hard working families will only need one click to protect their whole home and to keep their children safe.

"When someone sets up a new broadband account, the settings to install family friendly filters will be automatically selected and it will only be switched off if the parent chooses to do so," he stated.

Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive at Sky, said the broadband provider was "pleased" to be supporting this industry-wide initiative.

"Protecting children from inappropriate content in the digital world is something Sky has led the way on," he stated.

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