Internet blamed for kids turning to crime

The article from the AGE today later goes on to talk about socio-economic factors, lack of social services and the importance of parenting, but it leads with the headline ‘Net blamed at 10,000 kids turn to crime’ and opens up with police youth affairs officer Inspector Steve Soden who says:

Too many children were viewing inappropriate content on the internet and this, coupled with boredom due to a lack of community services on Melbourne’s fringes, was behind the alarming rise in youth crime.

Like the fear over video games, there’s no evidence of course, but let’s blame YouTube!

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