Prevent Cyberbullying

Lightspeed Systems® solutions can protect students from harmful behavior online, including cyberbullying.

What is cyberbullying?

Simply put, cyberbullying is bullying with the use of digital technologies. This online bullying has become increasingly common, especially among teenagers, as the digital sphere has expanded and technology has advanced. It can take place on social media, messaging platforms, gaming platforms, mobile phones, and more.

How can you prevent cyberbullying?

One of the most effective ways to prevent cyberbullying is to talk about it. When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior, they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time. 

And while technology has given rise to another form of bullying, it can also be used to help prevent it. We’ll explore that further below, but first let’s examine current cyberbullying and harassment trends online:

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Stop cyberbullying on social media

Prevent harmful behavior before it starts by allowing the use of social media safely with “read-only mode” to keep valuable content accessible to students, without the risks. With Lightspeed Filter™, you can allow or block social media sites such as Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter so it’s used by the right people, at the right times, in the right ways. These granular social media controls will help schools prevent access to common cyberbullying platforms while on school devices. 

Flag terms related to cyberbullying

Detect signs of cyberbullying with a customizable a list of flagged terms to report on instances of students using inappropriate language and terms related to cyberbullying. Flagging these terms will help educators and schools staff know who they need to talk to about cyberbullying and why that behavior is unacceptable.

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Protect students with Lightspeed Alert™

Lightspeed Alert helps schools protect their students from cyberbullying in real-time. Reports from Lightspeed Alert’s software provide timelines and screenshots to help district administrators get the full picture of cyberbullying incidents for appropriate intervention.  

Appropriate use with app permissions

Ensure apps and tools are used appropriately—and not used as a means to cyberbully classmates by the right users with Ggranular app permissions let you grant access to the right users, level of for accessibility, and messaging functions. Leverage reports to stay informed on appropriate student use of apps and their functions. 

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Block YouTube comments

Keep students safe and use YouTube as a learning resource by removing the comments sections and sidebars. This keeps students from reading or sending potentially malicious comments on YouTube with easy SmartPlay™ controls, so they can stay focused on the educational video.

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