Friendly WiFi joins forces with Project Arachnid in the fight to keep Children Safe Online

As a result of the successful growth and global acknowledgement of the Friendly WiFi Safe Certification Standard for Public WiFi, our certification programme has been recognised by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre). This national charity operates Project Arachnid, an innovative tool to combat the growing proliferation of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) on the internet.

Project Arachnid is a global solution and is accessible to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and filtering companies, allowing them to strengthen their filtering solutions in the global fight against online exposure to CSAM.

Industry can use the Arachnid API to quickly detect known CSAM on their service, which will, in turn, speed up its removal. Other industries, such as filtering companies, can download real-time lists of URLs that are believed to currently contain CSAM for filtering purposes.

Project Arachnid is currently detecting over 100,000 unique images per month that require analyst assessment, and this number has been increasing each month.

In addition to this, as of 1st March 2019: