Reply to post: Re: Don't know if I'm alone on this, but I'm of the opinion

UK.gov admits porn age checks could harm small ISPs and encourage risky online behaviour

Dr Dan Holdsworth Silver badge

Re: Don't know if I'm alone on this, but I'm of the opinion

Take one moderately intelligent teen, with a smartphone. Let said teen Google "How to get to blocked sites", learn that a thing called a VPN is needed, then go looking on the Google apps installer on their phone.

There they will find the Opera free mobile VPN, and on installing it will find that porn sites become magically visible to them.

This knowledge will spread, rapidly. Teens are nothing if not extremely gossipy, and the knowing of how to get around stupid government restrictions will rapidly become common knowledge.

At which point one begs the question of why bother, if people are simply avoiding the inconvenient and frankly risable law?

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