With the rise in technology in education and many students with access to devices 24/7, cyberbullying and threatening behavior online in K-12 schools is becoming more prevalent.
In a survey of over 200 parents and K-12 IT professionals to find out more about the prevalence of online bullying behavior in schools, we found the following:
Allow the use of social media safely with “read-only mode” to make content accessible to students, without risk of students sharing harmful or threatening messages. Use granular social media controls to disable social media sites for specific groups or users to prevent access to common cyberbullying platforms.
Gain insight into instances of students using inappropriate language relating to cyberbullying with customizable flagged terms reports.
Protect students from cyberbullying in real-time with Lightspeed Alert. Real-time alert reports provide timelines and screenshots to help district administrators get the full picture of cyberbullying incidents for appropriate intervention.
Ensure apps and tools are used appropriately by the right users with granular app permissions for accessibility and messaging functions. Leverage reports to stay informed on appropriate student use of apps and their functions.
Keep students safe from reading or sending potentially malicious comments on YouTube with easy SmartPlay™ controls, removing the comments sections and sidebars.