Family friendly WiFi
Open DNS use the Internet Watch Foundation’s watchlist to block inappropriate material. Other content that isn’t family friendly can also be blocked according to category.
We are also partnered with Friendly WiFi, the world’s first accreditation scheme to verify whether a venue’s free WiFi is family friendly.
A few benefits of content filtering
- Top requested domains
- Top requested categories
- Most blocked domains
- Most blocked categories
Purple is proud to be an Approved Provider of ‘Friendly WiFi’, the world’s first family friendly public WiFi accreditation scheme. The scheme was designed to verify whether a business’ public WiFi service meets a minimum level of filtering to block out access to pornographic and child abuse websites.
The ‘Friendly WiFi’ scheme aims to help parents, children and young people make informed choices about using public WiFi and protects them from viewing inappropriate material.
Purple partners and content filtered venues can now apply to join the scheme and pay an annual licence fee to have their service verified. This ensures that access to pornographic material is filtered and child abuse webpages known to the Internet Watch Foundation are blocked.
Once verified and approved, partners and venues can display the ‘Friendly WiFi’ symbol to make it clear that their WiFi is ‘Friendly’.
Through our partnership with Open DNS, Purple supports the work of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF).
The Internet Watch Foundation works internationally to make the internet a safer place. They help victims of child sexual abuse worldwide by identifying and removing content. They also offer a place for the public to report this content anonymously.
The Internet Watch Foundation is a not-for-profit organization supported by the global internet industry and the European Commission.