@ Jane Fae parenting capabilities
Unfortunately their is a hardcore of parents who are not necessarily from the Mails famed "sink estates", if anything they'll be just as likely professional working folk but are utterly unprepared to take responsibility for their brood,.
Schools, tech like television, videogames, movies and internet are increasingly treated as automated cheap child minding services. It's not so much in many cases that they can't parent, it's that they wont parent. They don't see why they should sacrifice whichever facet of their life to parenting. In that they are just another example of the me first generation, which such parents invariably identify with teenagers and those adults that do not have children.
Parents generally need to wise up and get a grip. The internet can not be made an entirely child safe environment without reducing it's use to replaying Hannah Montana videos. The internet is not a child minder. Allowing your brood access to 18 certificate movies and video games and adult internet resources of any description is parents fault, not the industry and not the publishers or society - Seriously parents, it's your own damn fault. Tarquins girlfriend pregnant ? Shouldn't have left the brat alone in his room with her.....
Sounds harsh but try and discuss such issues politely with a parent and all you hear is, "...but your not a parent, you don't understand".
Another example - quickly before I get into the Daily Fail territory I hate so much....
Feedback for a rather nice Suffolk restaurant I have eaten in recently included an irate parent who felt that the restaurant was rude, child hostile, and had eject the mother in question and her brood. Therefore no parent should ever use them again.
In fact her kid had been stood on the seating throwing a ball full pelt across the restaurant at other diners, staff and furniture. When asked to address the problem or restrain him, she refused.
I say again.... parents need to parent.