We are excited to announce our partnership with two organizations at the forefront of online child safety initiatives: iKeepSafe and the Internet Watch Foundation! The mission of each respective organization aligns perfectly with our own commitment to keeping kids safe online.
iKeepsafe has also awarded us the California Privacy Badge. We are the first web filtering company to receive this distinction.
About iKeepSafe & the California Privacy Badge
“iKeepSafe is a 501(c)3 non-profit international alliance of more than 100 policy leaders, educators, law enforcement members, technology experts, public health experts and advocates.” They provide positive resources for parents and educators to teach youth how to use technology safely and productively.
iKeepSafe’s California Privacy Badge is the first independent assessment program specifically tailored to student data privacy legislation, including the Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA) among others. To achieve this badge, companies must meet all requirements outlined in primary federal and California laws. This program helps educators and parents in the state of California identify edtech tools and services that protect student data privacy.
Much controversy surrounds cloud-based services and data privacy; however, this certification confirms our promise to protect student data. It’s our way of letting customers know that student data is safe in our hands.
“We congratulate Securly on successfully completing a careful privacy review by iKeepSafe. In the past few years, a large amount of legislation has emerged protecting and governing student data. By receiving the iKeepSafe privacy badge, Securly has taken an essential step in helping educators navigate this new terrain and keep student information safe.” –Marsali Hancock, president and CEO of iKeepSafe
About the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
The IWF is a UK-based charity whose goal is to eradicate child pornography. They tirelessly work to remove child sexual abuse images and videos.
Tracking these websites is especially hard since they’re seldom hosted on static domains. To compensate, IWF has full time staff tracing these sites; and in many cases, they have brought the creators of the material to justice.
This partnership achieves two goals for Securly:
- By supporting the IWF in their mission, Securly reaffirms its commitment to online child safety.
- With each daily IWF list release, Securly is able to update its own blacklist URLs, allowing schools to pre-empt potential legal and PR perils that would result if child porn was accessed on their network.
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