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NDUS takes steps to block child pornography material from its network to safeguard our community

As of Monday, March 19th, the North Dakota University System (NDUS) will block webpages of child abuse images/videos from all NDUS institutions’ network, including UND’s.

The NDUS recently became a member of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) (  The IWF provides a list of URLs that are highly targeted and assessed by experts and law enforcements.

Users will see the following message if attempting to access blocked content on the IWF URL list:

“Access has been denied because this page may contain indecent images of children as identified by the Internet Watch Foundation. If you think this page has been blocked in error please contact your local helpdesk or campus IT Support team.”

While we do not expect to have any false positives, if any issues are encountered, please submit a helpdesk ticket or contact our tech support team at 701-777-2222.

This venture aligns with our Safeguarding UND initiative to work together to promote a culture that supports a safe learning and working environment.


   Safeguarding UND is everyone’s responsibility!




— Madhavi Marasinghe (CIO) and Eric Plummer (AVP Public Safety/University Police Chief)