October 14, 2019

Donna Rice Hughes at Notre Dame to present the business case for filtering WiFi

October 8, 2019


What:  Donna Rice Hughes, President of Enough Is Enough® (EIE), a national nonprofit fighting to make the Internet safer for children and families since 1994, will present “The Business Case for Filtering Pornography and Child Sex Abuse Images.” 

Last year, University of Notre Dame students called for a porn filter on campus Wi-Fi to combat the rising rates of porn addictions among young students and to stop the exploitation of women. The administration offered solutions that would require students to “voluntarily filter,” however rejected calls to filter all pornographic content, which includes prosecutable obscene pornography and illegal child sex abuse images which are readily accessible to students and faculty. EIE supported student efforts with a national petition asking Notre Dame’s administration to listen to student concerns. The petition can be found here

Ms. Hughes will discuss EIE’s Safe WiFiSM campaign encouraging corporate America to voluntarily filter porn and child sex abuse images on public WiFi, which resulted in McDonald's and Starbucks filtering in its company-owned stores. The campaign's call to action includes businesses and institutions, the travel industry, hotels, stadiums, shopping malls, universities and churches.

Where: University of Notre Dame, 155 Debartolo Hall (or Facebook Live @EnoughIsEnough101)

When:  Wednesday, October 9, 7 pm E.T.

Who:  This event is being co-sponsored by the Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women, and the following organizations at Notre Dame: Students for Child-Oriented Policy (SCOP), The Gender Relations Center, The Mendoza College of Business, Campus Ministry, and The deNicola Center for Ethics and Culture.