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NOTRE DAME, Ind. – A student-led effort to get the University of Notre Dame to filter porn from the university’s Wi-Fi network has gained an off-campus ally with lots of experience pressuring businesses and other entities to adopt an anti-porn stance – the anti-porn group Enough is Enough (EIE).

Earlier this month, EIE started a petition on CitizenGo in which it “calls on University of Notre Dame officials to listen to its students” and filter its Wi-Fi network.

“We are proud of Notre Dame’s students – both male and female – who are boldly calling for a filtering solution on university-funded public Wi-Fi,” said EIE President and CEO Donna Rice Hughes. “Students imploring the Catholic universities’ leadership in an appeal for safe and secure Wi-Fi sends a loud and clear message, one that must be heard and acted upon. These courageous students want and deserve the protection of those entrusted with their physical, spiritual and mental well-being.”

Some question whether the Wi-Fi filtering would accomplish much, were it to be implemented. In a letter to The Observer, the Notre Dame/St. Mary’s student newspaper, two female students noted that “people can always send nudes, read vintage Playboy, pop in a DVD or just use their cellular data.”

“This seems like a lot of work for a publicity stunt destined… to have mediocre success at limiting the porn consumption on campus at best,” the two students added.

 

 

Gene Zorkin has been covering legal and political issues for various adult publications (and under a variety of different pen names) since 2002.