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Lightspeed Systems® Integrates with Microsoft Teams to Expand Coverage of Leading K-12 Student Safety Monitoring Solution

Lightspeed Safety Check Integration with Microsoft Teams Amplifies Effectiveness of Monitoring Solution Designed to Detect Warning Signs of Concerning Student Behavior

Austin, Texas, Sept. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lightspeed Systems (Lightspeed), the leading K-12 online safety and analytics platform, announces an integration with Microsoft Teams for its safety monitoring solution, Lightspeed Safety Check. Safety Check is used to monitor online student activity on and off campus and uses AI to detect and report potential threats and harmful behavior.

Lightspeed Safety Check’s integration with Teams allows officials to monitor activity within Teams chat and Teams meeting chat and provides real-time alerts of students exhibiting signs of crisis. Since its launch last year, Safety Check has reported over 84,000 cases of potentially concerning student behavior, such as self-harm or violence toward others, helping school staff provide timely intervention. The collaboration with Teams and its chat capabilities amplifies the effectiveness of the platform.

“The unprecedented switch to remote learning took a toll on students, heightening the need for monitoring solutions like Safety Check to provide schools the visibility needed to help students struggling, especially during these uncertain times,” said Mike Durando, Vice President – Strategic Alliances, Lightspeed Systems. “Safety Check’s integration with Microsoft Teams expands on the critical safety monitoring schools need to protect students and save lives, wherever they are learning.”

Lightspeed Systems solutions are used in schools worldwide to protect students online. The platform offers web filtering, classroom management software, device management, and analytics for any device, anywhere, for a truly comprehensive solution.

For more information, visit lightspeedsystems.com.

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About Lightspeed Systems

Headquartered in Austin, Texas (with offices in Portland and the U.K.), Lightspeed Systems is the leading online safety and analytics platform for schools. Lightspeed uses advanced AI to monitor and analyze activity across the web for signs of self-harm, suicide, cyberbullying, and other inappropriate behaviors. When a potential threat is spotted, real-time alerts are sent to designated personnel, providing screenshots and other important information to drive appropriate intervention. Lightspeed is dedicated to helping schools worldwide provide a safe, mobile and manageable learning environment. Lightspeed serves over 15 million students in 35 countries and 28,000 schools globally, including 6,500 school districts in the United States.

To learn more, visit lightspeedsystems.com.

Ida Yenney KCPR for Lightspeed Systems
idayenney@gmail.com