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Parents with nothing better to worry about post-Christmas are advised that "One of This Season's Most Popular Gifts May Expose Children to Pornography".

And they're not talking about the Chronicles of Narnia or Nigella Lawson's latest creamy offering.

The portentous press release from SurfControl warns that the video-enabled iPod and Sony's PSP pose an unseen porn risk to children.

The release warns: "This activity, already being referred to as 'PodPorn' or 'PornCasting' poses a particularly high risk to children."

No explanation of how or why this is a particularly high risk to children then. But SurfControl does warn that "adult content providers are poised to capitalize on this new market by developing a raft of adult-content videos aimed squarely at these devices." Any day now then...

The company notes that the iPod gets its material from a PC so provided you keep an eye on your child's use of that machine you should be safe.

The Sony PSP however connects directly to the internet without using any SurfControl products. So while Dad is still trying to get his out the box the kids will already have filled it up with unsuitable filth, probably from Girls Aloud. ®

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