In Blackburn, a 13 year old teenage boy raped his 8 year old sister after watching porn on his friend’s Xbox and wanting to “try out” what he had watched.

The teenage boy, who  is unnamed because of legal issues and the sensitivity of the case, assaulted his little sister out of curiosity.  He admitted to the Lancashire police that he chose his sister because “she was small and wouldn’t remember stuff”.

According to The Lancashire Telegraph , the teenage boy pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting his eight-year-old sister and inciting her to perform a sexual act on him at the Blackburn Magistrates Court yesterday.

At the moment, he has been bailed to live with other relatives while his sister is being supported by specialist officers,

Jon Brown from British children’s protection charity NSPCC told the The Lancashire Telegraph that;

“This is a horrific and tragic case which must have caused tremendous heartache for the family,”

“We know that the vast amount of inappropriate, unrealistic and sometimes downright harmful pornography some children are exposed to through the internet can be extremely damaging to young minds.”

The issue of children and under-aged teenage access to pornography and related materials, be it soft porn or hardcore, and unsupervised access to the internet has been a debate over time. There should be a distinct line between what is okay for children to have access to and what is not.

The importance of parents monitoring or supervising their children in this technological advancing age can never be over emphasized. Parents should not adopt an uncaring attitude to issues as this because children are very impressionable.

It may be some stranger’s child today, but what about tomorrow? How are we protecting our children from what they do not know can harm them or, do not understand how thin the line from right to wrong is?

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  1. Children having access to porn is unfortunately, an all too real ‘norm’. There’s no such thing as being a yuppy/trendy/current parent. PARENTS NEED TO PROTECT THEIR KIDS even if they need to be ‘old-school’ to do it!

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