Introducing YouTube and Social Media Controls for Lightspeed Parent Portal™ 

Lightspeed Parent Portal's YouTube and social media controls pave the way for a more secure and enriching digital journey for students.

With the continuous introduction of new technologies and learning methods, it’s more important than ever to ensure students are safe and focused during digital learning, both after school and at home. Therefore, collaboration between parents, guardians, and educators is key in fostering digital citizenship. To support this, Lightspeed Systems® is announcing new enhancements to Lightspeed Parent Portal—YouTube and social media controls. Parent Portal Social Media ControlThe enhanced Lightspeed Parent Portal, part of Lightspeed Filter™, now offers parents more power at their fingertips. In addition to internet shutdowns and web activity monitoring, district IT admins can empower parents with the ability to selectively allow, restrict, or block after-school access to YouTube and social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and more. These new settings are fully customizable, with IT administrators retaining control over which settings can be viewed and modified by parents. Specifically for YouTube, admins can now provide parents control over Lightspeed SmartPlay™, Restricted Mode, or even give students unrestricted access. Through these new features, Lightspeed continues to facilitate collaboration in nurturing digital citizenship. Don’t miss out on this incredible advancement in student well-being and digital learning. Explore the limitless possibilities of Lightspeed Parent Portal today and take control of your student’s digital experience!

Parents and guardians in our districts are very active in the Lightspeed Parent Portal. Giving them the ability to block YouTube and social media will be a huge win for us. It's one of the main requests we have gotten since the parent portal was implemented.

Be sure to check out the Powered by Lightspeed Webinar Series where Mac McMillan talks about how Lightspeed Parent Portal helped Beaverton School District have better conversations with their parents.

Want to learn more about Lightspeed’s Parent Portal? Contact the Lightspeed team today.

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