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Lightspeed Systems Releases Artificial Intelligence School Safety Solution

January 28, 2019

With real-time alerts on troubling student web activity, software solution Safety Check helped one K-12 school identify a suicidal student within 20 minutes of solution implementation.

ORLANDO, FL. — Today, at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), Lightspeed Systems announced a next-generation school safety solution to help prevent student self-harm and violence. Safety Check — a feature of Lightspeed’s 1:1 platform, Relay — is a new software solution that provides real-time alerts of troubling student web activity to school administrations.

Leveraging advanced machine-learning technology, Safety Check provides the immediate data schools need to prevent school violence, bullying, and other harm. Its sophisticated AI performs in-depth scanning of student online activity to determine what’s relevant and what isn’t.

Additionally, by combining detailed user information like timelines and screenshots with its alerts, Safety Check gives school IT departments necessary context to determine the severity of suspicious activity. Safety Check gets the right information to the right people at the right time to help save students’ lives.

Safety Check has already saved student lives. Twenty minutes after implementing Safety Check’s beta release, one school district discovered a student who was contemplating suicide, allowing the district to intervene and provide necessary support.

Lightspeed Systems President & CEO Brian Thomas shares, “We’re a mission-driven company committed to protecting students. We’ve made great strides in 20 years and Safety Check is going to help us do even more for school safety.”

Safety Check is a critical feature of Lightspeed Systems Relay. Relay eliminates the hassle of managing disparate systems and solutions to keep school devices safe, well managed and mobile. With Relay, school IT departments can perform all necessary functions of 1:1 management with one, scalable, cloud-based solution — that covers all mobile and network devices.

Relay’s features include:
• Support for all devices — every OS, BYOD and IoT
• Easy SSL decryption — patent-pending Smart Agents provide SSL decryption to all devices, apps and browsers without need for proxy servers, PAC files or certificates
• Precise device geolocation — find lost and stolen devices, maximizing 1:1 ROI
• Next-gen classroom management — featuring AI-based insights that notify teachers when students are off-task
• Delegated management — easily share granular filtering and MDM tasks with the rest of your staff

To learn more about Safety Check, visit lightspeedsystems.com/protect.

About Lightspeed Systems
Lightspeed Systems partners with schools to make learning safe, mobile and easily managed. Partnered with 6,500 districts in the United States and 28,000 schools around the world, Lightspeed Systems offers integrated filtering, management, monitoring, and protection for schools through its groundbreaking platform, Relay. To learn more, visit https://www.lightspeedsystems.com.