BT has released figures which indicate that the number of attempts to access websites hosting child pornography have sky rocketed. Access requests have seemingly trebled in the past 18 months, and BT reports that it is now blocking over 35,000 attempts to access child pornography in Britain every day. Are there really that many sick SOBs out there?

Despite BTís stalwart efforts, it is clear that a number of ISPs have a lot of work to do to catch up with BT in blocking access to child porn.

"While itís good to see that BT has taken steps to stop its users from being able to view illegal child pornography, clearly the message that not blocking users from viewing this type of material isnít acceptable isnít getting through to other ISPs," Mark Herbert, the founder of intY, the business internet and e-mail specialists, told Times Online today.