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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Reimagine the inspired and interactive classroom for remote, hybrid, and in-person learning. Lightspeed Classroom Management™ gives teachers real-time visibility and control of their students’ digital workspaces and online activity.

  • Ensure all students interact with only the right online curriculum — precisely when they’re supposed to use it.
  • Push out vetted curriculum links to all students at the same time.
  • Block inappropriate or distracting web sites and apps.

Ensure scalable & efficient learning device management. The Lightspeed Mobile Device Management™ system ensures safe and secure management of student learning resources with real-time visibility and reporting essential for effective distance learning.

  • A centralized, cloud-based solution for infinitely scalable device, application, and policy controls
  • Self-Service App Library, where teachers and students
    can access and install approved curriculum and learning tools
  • Remotely deploy, change, and revoke hundreds of policies and educational applications, while reducing typical downtime and costs

Prevent suicides, cyberbullying, and schoolviolence. Lightspeed Alert™ supports district administrators and selected personnel with advanced AI to detect and report potential threats before it’s too late.

  • Human review
  • Real-time alerts that flag signs of a potential threat
  • Intervene quickly before an incident occurs.
  • Activity logs provide visibility into online activity before and after a flagged event

Protect students from harmful online content. Lightspeed Filter™ is the best-in-class solution that acts as a solid barrier to inappropriate or illicit online content to ensure students’ online safety 24/7.

  • Powered by the most comprehensive database in the industry built through 20 years of web indexing and machine learning.
  • Ensure CIPA compliance
  • Block millions of inappropriate, harmful, and unknown sites, images, and video including YouTube
  • Keep parents informed with the Lightspeed Parent Portal™

Gain complete visibility into students’ online learning. Lightspeed Analytics™ gives districts robust data on the effectiveness of any tools they implement so they can take a strategic approach to their technology stack and streamline reporting.

  • Track education technology adoption and usage trends, eliminate redundancy, and drive ROI
  • Monitor app and content consumption to facilitate early adoption and effective utilization
  • Assess risk with visibility into student data privacy and security compliance