Utah Legislators Pass Law Requiring Pornography Filters on Cell Phones, Tablets to Protect Kids

CBN News 9 March 2021
Family First Comment: So it is possible!!
“There are countless heartbreaking stories of the harm caused by children’s unhindered access to internet devices — including the individual and familial trauma of pornography exposure and addiction and adult predators targeting and grooming kids online. We commend the Utah legislature for passing this bill that will aid parents in protecting their children from unwanted exposure to pornography.”

Legislators in Utah approved a bill on Thursday requiring cell phones and tablets sold within the state to contain filters that block pornography.

HB72 specifies that when a device is activated in the state, it must “automatically enable a filter capable of blocking material that is harmful to minors.”

And the filter is designed to “prevent the user of the device from accessing material that is harmful to minors on the device; enable certain users to deactivate the filter for the device or for specific content, and notify the user when content is filtered.”

Dawn Hawkins, senior vice president, and executive director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) was overjoyed by the bill’s passage which will prevent children from viewing inappropriate and disturbing content.

“Utah has passed a critical, common-sense solution to help protect vulnerable children from accessing harmful pornographic content on phones and tablets,” Hawkins said.

She added that Utah’s measure aims to protect children from the harmful effects of viewing pornography and the possible trauma that can ensue.
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