Mobile and broadband Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have created filters to stop under 18s from seeing harmful content online. Unfortunately, filters block many harmless websites by mistake - even sites that are aimed at children! Often website owners don't know that this is happening.
Around 3.5 million households have filters switched on, through choice, or by default. In addition, many mobile phone users have filters enabled as they are on by default.
We've developed the Blocked! tool (https://www.blocked.org.uk/) to help check and report sites that shouldn't be filtered. By using the tool, not only will you be helping website owners, you will also increase transparency about how filters work and raise awareness of the problems they can cause.
Join us on Monday 20 November to learn more about internet filtering in the UK and how you can use the Blocked! to help fight prevent the overblocking of websites.