Today marks an important date in the tech industry’s calendar – Safer Internet Day. The UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading organisations: SWGfL, Childnet International and Internet Watch Foundation with one mission - to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people.
The partnership was appointed by the European Commission as the Safer Internet Centre for the UK in January 2011 and is one of the 31 Safer Internet Centres of the Insafe network. The centre has three main functions:
- Awareness Centre: to provide advice and support to children and young people, parents and carers, schools and the children's workforce and to coordinate Safer Internet Day across UK.
- Helpline: to provide support to professionals working with children and young people with online safety issues.
- Hotline: an anonymous and safe place to report and remove child sexual abuse imagery and videos, wherever they are found in the world.
WiFi SPARK also implements DNS filtering in accordance with IWF guidelines as standard across all installations, ensuring children and young people stay safe online. Providing filtering helps protect all WiFi users from malicious sites as well as ensuring the network is not being compromised or being used or illegal activities such as sharing of copyrighted material.
As an approved provider of the ‘Friendly WiFi Scheme’ WiFi SPARK creates a safe and secure, filtered surfing environment, allowing children and young people to make a smart choice about their own online safety. It also gives parents peace of mind that their children aren’t being exposed to anything inappropriate or offensive.
To find out more about the ‘Friendly WiFi Scheme’ visit: https://www.friendlywifi.com/
If you would like to ensure your WiFi is officially accredited, contact WiFi SPARK on 0344 848 9555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org