Student Online Safety

Keep students safe with cloud-based solutions from Lightspeed Systems: the leaders in keeping students safe online. 

Safe everywhere, all the time

Web filtering in today’s schools is about more than blocking and allowing websites: it’s about creating a safe online learning environment across the web, apps, chat rooms, YouTube, and more. Lightspeed Filter™ can be used in conjunction with Lightspeed Alert™ to filter inappropriate content and send real-time alerts for things like bullying and self-harm, while still allowing the learning and collaboration that mobile technology brings. 

Our patented device-level filtering agents sit on school-issued devices, so students are protected all the time, wherever they go. We have agents for every operating system, as well as solutions for BYOD, IoT, and remote learning. And don’t worry,: students can’t remove or disable the agents, ensuring seamless protection. 

Use YouTube safely for learning

Videos can be a great way to learn, but YouTube is also full of inappropriate content. Lightspeed SmartPlay, included with Lightspeed Filter, enables schools to provide a safe and customizable YouTube experience to enhance online learning, without inappropriate or distracting content. 

Allow social media for groups

Granular social media controls with Lightspeed Filter lets schools block social media sites, allow social media sites, or allow them as read-only. You can also customize these settings by age, group, or user, so it’s easy to get just the right controls for the right people. Plus, with Lightspeed Alert enabled, officials can get real-time safety alerts to any concerning social media activity for timely intervention. Lightspeed Alert uses advanced AI to identify potential threats on Google, browser activity, Microsoft® Teams and chat, Microsoft® 365 (OneDrive, Word, Excel, PowerPpoint, Outlook), and Google Drive apps. 

Safety across the web

Online tools make it easy for students to work, create, and collaborate—but it’s critical that schools keep students safe across these platforms. Patented advanced AI technology from Lightspeed Systems provides reliable student online safety across the web and apps, including Google Docs, Microsoft® 365, social media posts, web searches, Microsoft® Teams, and online mail to send real-time alerts on any concerning activity. 

Alerts are reviewed by our Student Safety Specialists, who will contact school officials immediately for timely intervention before a shooting or school violence or other harmful acts isare committed. 

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Lightspeed Alert and Microsoft® Teams

With real-time scanning and integration with Microsoft Teams, Lightspeed Alert gives IT teams and school leaders visibility into potential dangerous or harmful student online behaviour. Protect students from cyberbullying, self-harm, and school violence, and intervene at the first warning sign with Lightspeed Alert.

Effectively block all pornographic content

Access to pornography by children can lead to anxiety, depression, and high-risk sexual activity.  With over 20 years of web crawling experience, our unrivaled database effectively categorizes and blocks all pornographic content to keep students safe from inappropriate siteseven if it’s in another language or a foreign video and image.

Prevent cyberbullying, suicide, and violence

Lightspeed Alert is a critical tool in student safety and the prevention of cyberbullying, suicide, and violence. With Lightspeed Alert, student activity across the web is monitored, interpreted, and flagged when concerning activity is detected. Designated school personnel receive real-time alerts to provide appropriate, timely intervention. 

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