It seems that every time I switch on the TV news I am faced with some pair of bimps "blaming" the internet because children and young people are accessing violent pornography. Todays wail headline has our glorious PM stating the "fears" he has for his own children. News | Mail Online To end any possible argument over where the responsibility for this does or does not lie, anyone who has worked inside the IT industry will be able to verify that it is impossible to stop the sites who publish this material, it is equally impossible to stop people from accessing those sites. It is not the fault of google, yahoo, microsoft , apple et al, it is the fault of those trying to access the sites pure and simple. I feel like screaming at the know all bimbo presenters who blame the company shareholders as the defaulters when in reality it is their own children and them as parents who shoulder it. Oh sure you can apply "filters" but in reality they are not worth a **** (bad choice of word there but you know what I mean). Anybody remember the Scunthorpe council debacle in 2000? The responsibility lies with the viewers and distributors of this material themselves, IE the young people who are the very subject of the debate. About 10 years ago I was working in a county Library for a day, in the afternoon a group of young scrotes showed up supposedly for the "homework club" but in reality they were just trying to post a website for one of their classmates portraying him as a gay boy. Hilarious prank perhaps? Not when the library manager cornered them and told them they were on the CCTV record and she was reporting them to the police. They were not so cocky then. The point I am making is that by making this type of activity illegal and punishable through the courts will act as a deterrent. It is illegal for young people to drink, it is also illegal for young people to access pornographic sites, just append this same law to make it illegal for young people to distribute it. No miserable excuses about this material being on someone's phone or ipad by "accident". To all the bleeding hearts out there "worried about the safety of our children" the message should be this: You access online imagery of this nature and then distribute it you are committing an offence which will be brought before the courts and will get the offender put on the Sex offenders register until aged 21. Doesn't have the same kudos as an asbo does it, being a registered sex offender in your teens. I'm expecting a challenge on this , maybe from the DPA brigade but I really don't give a ****. Rant over, I just despise media presenters, journos and our inglorious current Prime Minister.