Sara Payne campaigns for automatic block on online porn

Mother of murdered Sarah Payne is calling on the government to take action

Mother of murdered school girl campaigns for automatic block on online porn, which, she says, leaves kids feeling "emotionally corrupted"

Sara Payne – the mother of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne – is campaigning for an automatic block on online porn, saying such sites could leave children feeling "morally and emotionally corrupted."

Mrs Payne is calling on the government to introduce tough new laws that will allow parents to control what their children view online.

She joins a growing list of campaigners who fear young children are fast becoming more and more exposed to pornographic material, which can be accessed freely on the internet.

She told the Daily Mail: “We think it should be an opt in – something you actively choose.

“We have a duty to protect our children from being morally and emotionally corrupted from images that serve as a gateway to a bad and dangerous place.

“We are not saying this applies to everyone who looks at pornography but sex should be a consensual activity by adults.”

Mrs Payne’s comments add further pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron, who’s currently considering a proposal that may require adults to ‘opt in’ if they wish to view pornography via the web.

According to studies, one in three 10-year-olds have viewed porn on the internet while a whopping 80 per cent of teenagers regularly view explicit material online.