Friendly Wi-Fi

Harrison I.T. Services is proud to support the work of ‘Friendly Wi Fi’, the world’s first accreditation scheme designed to verify whether a business’ public Wi-Fi service meets a minimum level of filtering to block out access to pornographic and the kinds of sites you don’t want little ones to see, especially in a public place. The ‘Friendly Wi-Fi’ scheme works in partnership with the Internet Watch Foundation.

About Friendly Wi-Fi

Friendly Wi-Fi’ aims to help parents, children and young people make informed choices about using public WiFi and protects them from viewing inappropriate material. The scheme was initiated and is supported by UK government. The scheme verifies whether the public Wi Fi provided at a venue meets an industry standard for filtering, blocking access to sites containing inappropriate content. We are now encouraging all of our clients to join the ‘Friendly Wi-Fi’ scheme and be accredited as a ‘Friendly Wi-Fi’ venue. Current members of the scheme include Tesco, Starbucks and Samsung plus many other businesses across the UK who offer public Wi-Fi.

How can I join ‘Friendly WiFi’?

We are a ‘Friendly Wi-Fi’ ‘Approved Provider’ this means we are able to provide our clients with products and services which meet the scheme’s specification.

As Harrison I.T. Services clients you can apply to join the scheme and pay an annual licence fee to have your service verified, to ensure that access to pornographic material is filtered and other non appropriate webpages (illegal content) known to the Internet Watch Foundation are blocked.

Once verified and approved, venues can then display the ‘Friendly Wi-Fi’ symbol to make it clear to their Customers that their Wi-Fi is ‘Friendly’. This also includes your venues being added to the Friendly Wi-Fi UK search locator at www.friendlywifi.co.uk. The ‘Friendly Wi-Fi’ symbol has been designed to help children, young people and adults navigate their way through the high street and gives them the option to choose and use a ‘Friendly Wi-Fi’ venue, to ensure that the public Wi-Fi that they are accessing is filtered and independently accredited.

Show your customers how switched on you are, contact us today.

Why Join?

  • Encourages families & all kinds of people to visit your premises