This is in reference to Broadchurch (series 3). Ellie's son is suspended from school because he has been caught with pornography on his phone, and he has been sharing it with other students. Understandably, characters (most notably Ellie) make a big deal.
That all seems reasonable, but what I don't understand is that there seems to be this idea that pornography is difficult to obtain. For instance, Ellie wants to know where Tom got the pornography. My initial response to this question was, "Duh, the internet." However, it seems like, to these characters, that this material has to be obtained through clandestine sources, almost like getting drugs from a dealer.
As a US viewer, my question is: Is pornography more difficult to obtain in the UK or for some reason less prevalent?
Or am I misinterpreting their reactions? Or do the reactions of Broadchurch's characters not reflect reality in the UK?