Discover what the Friendly WiFi standard is and how it can benefit your school
Friendly WiFi means you are able to make a smart choice about your own online safety
We’ve worked out a special deal for schools that means schools will pay a single, low annual fee.
Primary schools (and equivalents) are just £25 per year, and secondary schools (and equivalents) are just £50 per year when using the exclusive discount code in our application form here [LINK], regardless of how many access points there are.
The normal charge per access point starts at £27, so this will save some schools quite significant amounts of money.
Also, as the lead partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre, we’ve done a lot of work on appropriate filtering in education settings and we’re now working to pre-approve content filtering products for the Friendly WiFi safe standard. That means that if you’re using one of the content filtering solutions we’ve approved, you’ll automatically pass that stage of the application process.
To obtain the certification, all you need to do is complete the application form [LINK] and provide evidence that your WiFi service is filtered to meet the following levels of protection:
The IWF URL List is a list of webpages that are known to contain images and/or videos of child sexual abuse, advertisements for or links to such content.
The CTIRU list (or ‘the police assessed list of unlawful terrorist content, produced on behalf of the Home Office’) is a list of webpages that are known to contain unlawful terrorist content.
A site visit is not required.
Friendly WiFi, the Public WiFi accreditation scheme is pleased to announce a new partnership with SWGfL to provide access to the accreditation for schools and further promote awareness of the colourful Friendly WiFi logo, to help children and young people stay safe online.
22nd April 2016