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What Millions of Student Searches & Page Views Can Tell Us About Their Digital Habits

If you tuned into our blog last week, we revealed some fascinating insights about student web behavior, courtesy of our new data science team. Using student data from schools and districts utilizing Relay, we examined what students are searching online as well as their 30 most-viewed websites. (Note: All personally

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Can You Guess the 30 Most Popular Websites Among K-12 Students?

In our last blog post, we revealed the most popular online searches by K-12 students in school districts using Relay. Our new data science department discovered that, in Lightspeed partner schools, the average student makes more than 300 search queries every month. Our data science

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We Analyzed Thousands of Student Web Searches About Suicide. Here’s What We Learned

In our day-to-day work at Lightspeed Systems, we’ve seen how a deeper understanding of user behavior can lead to life-saving interventions, particularly for students dealing with mental health challenges. We recently released a detailed report on cyberbullying trends based on a survey of parents and IT

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Keeping YouTube Safe: How to Ensure Your Students Get the Best Content (And Not the Rest)

YouTube has long been a challenge for K-12 learning. Despite the endless educational content that is beneficial for a K-12 learning environment, there lurks a threat of inappropriate videos that range from mildly distracting to bizarre and very disturbing. Recently,

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Strategies to Stop Cyberbullying in K-12 Schools

Learn about strategies and cyberbullying solutions all K-12 school districts can use—no matter their size or location—to find, stop, and prevent cyberbullying.

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10 Tips for Take-Home Chromebooks

More and more schools are realizing the benefits of sending devices home with students: It enables 24/7 learning, gives students access to all their resources, builds their technology skills, and more. And Chromebooks are the perfect devices for this, given their low cost

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Filtering SSL & Google Services: Your Newest Options

Every time we talk to or survey schools, we hear SSL is a top challenge. Schools want to filter by individual YouTube videos, report on Google search terms or block inappropriate Google images — but doing that with a traditional filter

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How to Stop Students from Bypassing Your School’s Web Filter

Learn the common ways students bypass a school's web filter and the steps your school can take to block web filter workarounds.

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Got Chromebooks? This Is the Best Way to Manage Internet Access After School

Differentiating your internet access policies is a must when you’re filtering K-12 schools. In a recent Lightspeed Systems community poll, 66 percent of K-12 IT teams said they differentiate policies for teachers and students. Customizing policies by students versus teachers is a great

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Block YouTube for Students? Here Are 7 More Reasons to Try Smart Play

Recently, we asked our community of customers this big question: What new feature would you like to see from Lightspeed? Here’s a sample of the responses we got: “A way to filter YouTube content to allow appropriate videos/channels without allowing everything.” —Valerie

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