Mobile operator and broadband provider, Orange, has announced that it is now launching parental control software with some free online security thrown in as a part of the ISP’s opt in packages.
Yesterday an array of broadband providers, mainly Virgin Media, Sky, BT and TalkTalk), along with the support of the government, decided to include an option to sign up for “website filtering” (in a bid to keep children away from porn) during the subscription process.
According to Orange, it was the “first home broadband” provider, which has already been argued as quite a few operators have done it for quite some time now.
It is also worth mentioning that Orange has not rolled out its own software, but instead is going to include McAfee’s AntiVirus Plus and Parental Control 2012 free for a year which could be installed on up to three computers per sign up.
ISPreview reported Sylvain Thevenot, Marketing Director for Orange, as saying:
“The offer is irrespective of the broadband package they are on and will be available to use within weeks rather than a year’s time.
“It covers protection to help address a variety of areas parents are concerned their children may access over and above adult imagery.
“We are also working hard to ensure all our customers receive details on the options available to them, both at point of purchase and later during their home broadband term – so they can be sure to take an informed decision that is most appropriate for them.”