We are delighted to announce that WebTitan is an approved provider of “Friendly WiFi”, helping venues achieve the Friendly WiFi accreditation.
The Friendly WiFi symbol 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’ venue to ensure that the public WiFi that they are accessing is filtered and secure. This means that WiFi filtered using WebTitan WiFi automatically blocks dangerous webpages known to the IWF as well as blocking pornography
Benefits of “Friendly WiFi” Accreditation
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.
When a WiFi provider is accredited this means 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.
Businesses offering public Wi-Fi must take the right steps to protect guests. Providing guest WiFi in a retail or services business is now expected. The number of internet enabled smart phones and tablets grows daily and users expect reliable secure Internet access everywhere they go. With so many places offering public WiFi access it's really important that businesses in charge of letting you use their public WiFi take the right steps to protect you, your friends, your children from seeing upsetting, disturbing and generally inappropriate images, videos or websites. It's important that when you use public WiFi to access the internet that you feel safe and remain safe online.
According to Ronan Kavanagh CEO at TitanHQ “todays businesses know that security threats are evolving rapidly and constantly. For those offering public WiFi, WebTitan WiFi allows them to deliver secure browsing via the cloud on any device, anytime”. With the help of WebTitan WiFi, companies can protect visitors from visiting dangerous web sites while using WiFi at their premises. These threats range from inadvertently visiting a dangerous malware laden site or other inappropriate or illegal sites. Businesses that use WebTitan WiFi to filter internet traffic can use the 'Friendly WiFi' symbol however they need to apply individually and sign a license agreement. This accreditation is worthwhile for WiFi providers as it reassures users that they are committed to supporting the need for safeguarding online content. Wherever this symbol is displayed on site or online, parents and young people can be assured that the business's displaying the symbol have the correct filters in place and their public WiFi service is safe to use.