Porn: Bid To Block Sex Sites On Public WiFi

Children will be protected from seeing pornography in public WiFi areas under plans being pushed by David Cameron.

The Prime Minister wants a Government-backed code of conduct that blocks certain websites in places such as cafes and train stations.

The plan to impose a ban where children are likely to be present follows high-profile campaigning by children's charities for a complete block on unacceptable sites in public areas.

It would stop them accessing inappropriate web content on their smart phones or mobile computers when they are in certain locations.

However, there could be logistical difficulties in defining particular WiFi spots that are child-friendly, and it is not yet clear how the restrictions would be enforced.

Internet companies could automatically restrict access, or it may be the responsibility of individual shops and other public areas to implement the ban.

Number 10 sources have also indicated that there is no time frame in place yet for when the code will be unveiled.

Mr Cameron, speaking to The Telegraph while campaigning in the local elections, said he wanted "good, clean WiFi".

He stressed the importance of parents having confidence in public internet systems and that their children "are not going to see things they shouldn't".

Internet service providers and government officials have been discussing how to proceed for months.

John Carr, secretary of the coalition of charities behind the campaign, told The Telegraph: "We welcome any deal which is long overdue."

Wireless internet access in public places has mushroomed in recent years as technology improved and is now widely available.

Parents are able to restrict and police their children's web use while they are at home, which campaigners believe makes them more likely to access inappropriate websites when they are out.

The coalition has already backed moves to introduce other web controls.