Friendly public WiFi what you need to know to keep your child safe

The rise in young people using smartphones has led to a ‘safe WiFi’ symbol campaign to be launched to raise awareness to keep our children safe when using public WiFi.

Soaring smartphone use in children coupled with a huge increase in the number of UK public WiFi hotspots has led to a new campaign calling on businesses to let customers know their internet filters out inappropriate content.

The ‘It’s Good to Know’ campaign has been launched by Friendly WiFi, the UK Government-initiated certification scheme that is the only one of its kind in the world, and aims to support the UK’s ambitions to become the safest places in the world to go online.

Friendly WiFi was initiated in July 2014 to ensure public Wi-Fi meets minimum filtering standards, particularly in those areas where children are present.

In 2014, there were around 5.6m WiFi hotspots

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