A new bill in Nova Scotia would help protect children from the harmful effects of pornography.
MLA Allan MacMaster has introduced a bill that would require Internet service providers to take steps to limit children’s exposure to pornography. Bill 61 would require Internet service providers to automatically block pornography in locations where children can access free wi-fi. As well, a new broadband account would have a content filter to automatically block pornography until an adult account holder changes the settings. The bill would also require Internet service providers to contact existing to give them the option of installing a family-friendly content filter.
Bill 61, Protecting Children on the Internet Act,
was introduced on September 25, 2018. https://nslegislature.ca/legc/bills/63rd_2nd/1st_read/b061.htm
Nova Scotia residents can write to their MLA to ask them to support Bill 61. https://nslegislature.ca/members/profiles
In the rest of Canada, residents can write to their provincial representatives to ask for legislation to protect children from the harmful effects of pornography, like Nova Scotia Bill 61.