Lightspeed Alert: How Lightspeed’s New Solution Saves Lives

Half of students report being cyberbullied.

Cyberbullying makes a student nine times more likely to consider suicide.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people aged 10 to 24.
3,041 high school students attempt suicide each day.

At Lightspeed, we’re passionate about doing everything we can to change these statistics. 80% of students who attempt suicide have given clear signs that something is wrong. Because technology is basically an extension of students bodies’ these days, many of those signs can be present in in online activity.

Searching for “best place to commit suicide near me,” writing a suicide note in Google Docs, attempting to visit a pro-suicide web page — these are all activities our web filter Lightspeed Filter™ (previously Relay) has uncovered on school devices.

We developed Lightspeed Alert™ (previously Safety Check) to get the right information to the right people at the right time to help save students’ lives.

With Lightspeed Alert, schools can:

  • Get real-time notifications (with contextual information and screenshots of activity) when students are at risk
  • See detailed timelines of concerning activity indicative of self-harm
  • Keep audit logs of follow-up
  • Easily provide appropriate district personnel (e.g., counselors, safety resource officers) with information
  • Review online safety dashboards
  • And a lot more

Lightspeed Alert is part of Lightspeed Filter – our content filtering solution for schools. Get a demo today to find out how Lightspeed Filter not only protects students from inappropriate content, but can also protect them from suicide and other self-harm.

Sources: DoSomething.orgPew Research CenterCDCNational Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide

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