Friendly WiFi launches at its first location in Western Australia


Through a new partnership with Net-worxs Software, Friendly WiFi now has the ability to offer the accreditation service throughout Australia, bringing the colourful symbol to the forefront, helping children and young people to recognise venues who support the need to protect children online. Net-worxs Software is proud to announce it has partnered with RDI (UK) Holdings ('RDI') in support of 'Friendly WiFi'.

'Friendly WiFi' is the world's first public WiFi accreditation scheme designed to promote safer public WiFi access for parents, children and young adults by identifying those venues that are committed to blocking access to pornographic and illegal child abuse websites. The scheme was initiated by the UK government and industry and works in partnership with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF).

Launched in the UK by RDI during 2014, the scheme has seen great success and now Australia has the opportunity to join many countries around the world to show their public WiFi venues meet a minimum standard of content filtering. Partnering with RDI, Net-Worxs Software is now a 'Friendly WiFi' approved provider, able to provide clients with products and services that meet the scheme's standards for accreditation, this allows clients to use and display the colourful 'Friendly WiFi' symbol on their landing pages and websites.

“Helping to keep children and young people safe online when outside the home is of paramount importance," says Mike Davies from RDI. “The Friendly WiFi scheme has been a great success in the UK, and it is extremely encouraging to see so many other

WiFi providers worldwide supporting the scheme and helping to raise standards.

“We are delighted to have partnered with Net-worxs, who are the first provider in Australia to offer the Public WiFi accreditation scheme as part of their services, allowing all types of public WiFi venues to use and display the Friendly WiFi symbol showing their Customers that their public WiFi is filtered and safe to use."

The partnership means clients can promote a safer WiFi environment for their customers by applying to join the s