How Districts Can Combat Increasing School Threats

January 25th, 2022 | 12pm CST​

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Early Warning Detection for
Self-Harm and Cyberbullying Prevention

Keep students safe online with the Lightspeed Systems® Solution Suite.

Prevention is Essential for Effective Safety Programmes

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Real-time warning signs

Lightspeed Alert™ is a critical component in student safety plans and the prevention of self-harm, cyberbullying, suicide, and violence. School administrators and their delegates are notified instantly of threats and can intervene before an incident occurs. 

Prevent suicide, bullying, and school violence

Sophisticated AI Scan for Warning Signs

Safety Specialists Conduct Threat Assessment

Escalation Response

AI technology scans and flags concerning indicators and sends alerts to designated school safety staff as well as Lightspeed Safety Specialists.

Our 24/7/365 in-house team of highly trained safety specialists evaluate all alerts to identify cases of imminent threats to student safety.

If a threat is deemed imminent, safety specialists immediately escalate to school safety staff and/or law enforcement, enabling early intervention.

Lightspeed Safety Specialists

With the mission of keeping your students and staff safe, on- and off-site, our global team of Lightspeed Safety Specialists are available to monitor safety alerts 24/7/365. Lightspeed Alert and safety specialists work seamlessly together to detect early warning signs of sentiment and intent of self-harm, violence and suicide. Our full-time team of safety specialists are trained by threat assessment and suicide prevention experts, with experience and backgrounds in education, law enforcement, and investigation.
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Keep students safe on any device, any browser, any OS

Prevent suicide, cyberbullying, self-harm, and school violence with real-time monitoring and early-warning alerts, on any operating system (OS). Extended cloud integrations with Microsoft, Google, and Apple provide secure and continuous monitoring across all online documents and productivity apps, files, chat, and social mediaanywhere students interact online.

Lightspeed Alert vs. the Others

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Google searches No iOS
Browser activity tracking Chrome only Chrome only With ContentKeeper & Linewize
Microsoft Teams (app/browser) Browser only Browser only Browser only
Microsoft 365 (app/browser) Browser only Browser only Browser only
Google Drive (app/browser) Browser only
Human Review
Integrated solutions platform

Lightspeed Alert vs. the Competition

GoGuardian Beacon 24/7 Securly Auditor 24 Gaggle Smoothwall Lightspeed Alert
Google searches No iOS
Browser activity tracking Chrome only Chrome only
Microsoft Teams (app/browser) Browser only Browser only Browser only
Microsoft 365 (app/browser) Browser only Browser only Browser only
Google Drive (app/browser) Browser only
Human Review
Integrated solutions platform
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Build a safer community together

Admin Roles allow system administrators to delegate granular management roles to other school staff members, allowing easy division of tasks and keeping sensitive student data secure. Set administration roles and share real-time reports

With ongoing education and training by experts at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, FBI, and Secret Service, our team monitors in real-time to determine risk level and imminence in order to initiate proven escalation protocols including contacting district emergency personnel and law enforcement. Lightspeed Alert gets the right information to the right people at the right time.

Understand the risks

With Lightspeed Alert, gain insight into students’ mental health and wellness. Activity logs provide contextual visibility into the student’s behaviour and activity before and after a flagged incident to initiate the most effective response and escalation protocols.

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A holistic approach to student safety with alerts for self-harm, bullying, and violence.

Comprehensive Protection

Get critical alerts across the internet—social media, online docs, email, YouTube, apps, browsers, search engines, and more—no matter where devices are used.

Advanced AI

Leverage our advanced filtering AI to get the information you need without false positives and missed activity common in other solutions.

Integration with Microsoft

Partnered with Microsoft Education, Lightspeed Alert is able to integrate seamlessly with the Microsoft suite, including Microsoft® Teams.


Set alerts and notifications based on school, class, or user.

Features That Matter

Responsible & Ethical by Design

Lightspeed Systems® is a committed ally to schools around the world.

Lightspeed Alert has been an asset to our district from day one. It has alerted us to issues we didn’t know our students had, and has made a difference in those students’ lives.

Nicole Allien

Caddo Parish Public Schools,
Instructional Technologist

* Lightspeed Filter was formerly Relay. Lightspeed Alert uses years of machine learning from the previous solution, Safety Check, for enhanced student safety capabilities.

Ensure student online safety and learning effectiveness with Lightspeed Systems® and Microsoft® Teams

Case Study

Students' Lives Saved with Lightspeed Alert™

It can be easy to miss the early warning signs of self-harm or suicide contemplation, even more so when teachers aren’t able to see their students due to shutdowns caused by COVID-19. Learn how a 38,000-student district in Louisiana uses Lightspeed Alert to save students’ lives.

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Winner in Tech & Learning's Best Remote & Blended Learning Tools

Lightspeed Alert™ was named the Best Remote & Blended Learning Tools in Tech & Learning’s 2021 awards. Along with Lightspeed Analytics™, both Lightspeed products received recognition in the Primary (K-6) and Secondary (6-12) categories.  

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