Child group Save the Children has opposed the government’s plans to create a mandatory internet filter, saying the filter will not be effective and the money saved should be spent instead on education and law enforcement. The internet filter has been criticised for being ineffective, and a statement from Save the Children recommended the money be spent on providing police with additional resources to protect children.

“The introduction of this style of filter doesn’t address child protection issues… If we’re talking about the abuse of children through the production child pornography, the introduction of limited access to a broad range of Web sites is not going to actually address the issue of child abuse in that context.”

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