Acurix Networks is appointed as an approved provider of Friendly WiFi
Acurix Networks is pleased to announce that we are now an approved provider of Friendly WiFi.
The Friendly WiFi Scheme has been created and launched in collaboration with The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS), supported by Government and WiFi providers after concerns were raised by leading child safety charities that children and young people were being put at risk of viewing and accessing inappropriate material when using public WiFi. The commitment made by the main WiFi providers was that their standard public WiFi offering would automatically filter;
Webpages known to the IWF (Internet Watch Foundation) that depict indecent images of children and advertisements for or links to such content.
Filters to block pornography
All Acurix Networks managed service customers are now 'eligible' to be included in the scheme which is designed to help children, young people and adults navigate their way through the high street and when they are making choices on days out and holidays, giving the option to use a 'Friendly WiFi' site to ensure that the public WiFi that they are accessing is filtered. It can be confusing for young people and children to understand what symbols mean, hence why the scheme has been launched to create one symbol which is easily recognised and gives the confidence that the WiFi is filtered and independently accredited.
Our customers can display the symbol to make it clear that their WiFi is 'Friendly' and will also provide access and linkage to the scheme website for more information and help for their Customers.
More information about the scheme is available at www.friendlywifi.com but also feel free to contact us for additional information.