In your heartbreaking, we don't deserve to go on as a species news for the day, a thirteen-year-old boy has admitted to raping his eight-year-old sister after watching porn on the family's Xbox 360 browser and "decided to try it out."
The family is from Blackburn in the U.K., and the case highlights how easy it is access porn from just about anywhere. According to the The Lancashire Telegraph:
"Blackburn MP Jack Straw said it was the responsibility of Internet service providers to make sure children could not access sexually-explicit content."
"This case is breathtakingly horrible. It is a horrifying crime which underlines how porn is too readily available to juveniles. I hope that the Internet service providers recognise that they have greater responsibilities for controlling access to porn.”
While the 360 doesn't have any dedicated apps devoted solely to porn access, there's a browser that can easily take users to the infinite amount of porn that exists on the Internet. There's also a DVD drive that is perfectly capable of playing porn films straight from the disc drive.
There's also been no reporting on whether or nor parental settings were in place on either the console itself or the family's IP address.
The case raises the pointed question: Who should be responsible for filtering porn from children? Parents or Internet Service Providers?