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South African WiFi Tech Company – Flow Networks Joins Friendly WiFi

Friendly WiFi, which launched in July 2014, was developed by the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) with support by the government and is administered by the trade organization RDI. The certification, designated by the official ‘Friendly WiFi’ symbol, verifies that Flow Networks web filter solutions block known pornography and child abuse websites using recognised filters for WiFi deployments, and they are now an official Approved Provider.

Flow Networks can now display the third-party designation as additional assurance that Flow Networks is committed to enabling safe WiFi experiences for children and families in South Africa where its technology is relied upon over WiFi.

"We are delighted to welcome on board Flow Networks, a leading data and tech company that specialises in Public WiFi, Location Analytics, Proximity Marketing and Marketing Automation, who are dedicated to providing the solutions to support keeping the internet safe," said Beverley Smith, Director at RDI. "Working with Flow Networks will help to increase the reach of the Friendly WiFi certification over Public WiFi in South Africa by working closely together to promote Friendly WiFi to their customers. Having Flow Networks as an Approved Provider is great news for the RDI. Both companies are committed to providing a reputable and robust solution for keeping children and young people safe online."

“Flow Networks is very pleased to become a Friendly WiFi Approved Provider,” said Philip Gardner, Director at Flow Networks. “We take online safety very seriously, especially when it comes to children and other at-risk people. It is for this reason that we have partnered with Friendly WiFi. We look forward to working with them and will wear the Friendly WiFi accreditation with pride.”

About Flow Networks

Flow Networks is a South African based data and tech company that specialises in Public WiFi, Location Analytics, Proximity Marketing and Marketing Automation. We combine real world experience with cutting edge technology to help you grow your business. By understanding our clients' unique playing field we are able to deliver a service that is proven to increase their bottom line.


About Friendly WiFi

Friendly WiFi – providing a certification standard for Public WiFi networks, to identify public places such as shops, restaurants, cafes, and cinemas, or even transport, who are providing safe filtered WiFi. Initiated by the UK Government with support from the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) and managed by the RDI trade organisation, the certification means that children, parents and guardians can look for the Friendly WiFi symbol to be sure that the public WiFi network is tested and verified on an annual basis to make sure pornographic and child abuse websites are blocked.

For more information on the Friendly WiFi certification, visit

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