Male Students at Catholic University Join Together to Request Porn Filter on School Networks

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Millennials are often the subject of ridicule and scorn by older generations, but there are also a lot of noteworthy features about millennials that we shouldn’t ignore.

We are starting to see some very encouraging cultural trends among millennials that give us hope for future generations.

Millennials, for instance, are more likely to be pro-life, more likely to stay married, and more likely to be conservative.

Something that absolutely must be acknowledged about millennials is that they’re the first generation to grow up in a world in which graphic adult material is available at the tip of one’s fingers on basically any device.

So, sad to say, millennials also know better than anyone the real cost of pornography addiction and how easy it is to fall in the snare thereof.

A group of male students at the University of Notre Dame has recently come forward to request that their school install a porn block on university networks, for the precisely stated goal of helping students struggling with porn addiction.

LifeSiteNews reports:

“A filter would make it much more difficult for (individuals who are struggling with an addiction to pornography) to access pornography in an easy way,” said James Martinson, president of Students for Child-Oriented Policy, in an interview.

“I have spoken in confidence with many of my Notre Dame brothers who have told me that a filter would help them stop their pornography addiction,” he said.

In October, a group of 80 male University of Notre Dame students signed a letter describing the ease with which porn is available on campus, the damage it does, and calling on the administration to put a filter in place to screen out X-rated websites.

The following day, 63 female students at Notre Dame sent off a similar letter, supporting the request to put in place a porn filter on the university’s Wi-Fi.

The students also launched a petition to show the widespread support for the porn filter. Within weeks, it had garnered more than 1,400 signatures, including about 10 per cent of the undergraduate population.

“Pornography does not come up often in casual conversation, but its effects are everywhere, even on the campus we call home,” wrote the male students in their letter. “A survey conducted in 2013 showed that 63 per cent of male Notre Dame students have viewed pornography on the university Wi-Fi network. National studies have demonstrated 64 per cent of college men and 18 per cent of college women spend time viewing online porn each week.”

All we can say is…yes!! This is great to see and we so admire these young men and women for taking a proactive approach against such a detrimental aspect of modern life.

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