Benbecula-based technology solutions company Voove is supporting the ‘Friendly WiFi’ scheme, the world’s first accreditation system designed to verify whether a business’ public WiFi service meets a minimum level of filtering to block out access to pornographic and child abuse websites…
Initiated by the UK government and managed by the RDI Trade Organisation, ‘Friendly WiFi’ aims to help parents, children and young people make informed choices about using public WiFi and protects them from viewing inappropriate material.
Created and launched in collaboration with the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS), ‘Friendly WiFi’ is being supported by the 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.
Voove is now encouraging all its clients to join the ‘Friendly WiFi’ scheme and become accredited as ‘Friendly WiFi’ venues.
With more and more places offering public internet access it is increasingly important businesses take the right steps to protect individuals, in particular children, from seeing upsetting or disturbing images, videos or websites.
Each venue signed up to ‘Friendly WiFi’ accreditation and may display the scheme symbol either on their landing page as you sign into their public WiFi, or on signage within the venue.
Voove is a ‘Friendly WiFi Approved Provider’, meaning the company’s public WiFi offering meets the scheme’s specification, making joining the scheme a straightforward process for Voove clients.
Wherever this symbol is displayed on site or online, parents and young people can be assured that the venues displaying the symbol have the correct filters in place and their public WiFi service is safe to use
More information about the ‘Friendly WiFi’ Scheme and how to join can be found at www.friendlywifi.co.uk.