Then consider yourself lucky. Some can't.
|ISP||Result||Last check on||Last blocked on|
|AAISP||ok||2014-07-02 12:20:06||No record of prior block|
|BT||blocked||2014-07-02 12:20:06||2014-07-02 12:20:06|
|EE||ok||2014-07-02 12:20:07||No record of prior block|
|Plusnet||ok||2014-07-02 12:20:06||No record of prior block|
|Sky||ok||2014-07-02 12:20:06||No record of prior block|
|TalkTalk||blocked||2014-07-02 12:20:06||2014-07-02 12:20:06|
|VirginMedia||ok||2014-07-02 12:20:06||No record of prior block|
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The (UK) government is promoting filters to prevent children and young people from seeing content that is supposed to be for over 18s. This includes pornography and sites that talk about alcohol, smoking, anorexia and hate speech.
In practice, filters block many sites that are not harmful to children. Sometimes, they are blocked by mistake. Sometimes, they are blocked deliberately. For example, many blogs and forums are blocked by default.
The Blocked! website lets you check whether a site has been blocked by these filters. The tool is free but you can support the project by joining ORG, making a donation or becoming a technical volunteer.