Lightspeed Systems® Protects Remote Learners Through COVID-19

Austin, TX — Lightspeed Filter, the flagship solution from leading education technology solutions provider Lightspeed Systems (“Lightspeed” or “the Company”), is helping schools safely implement remote learning programs and protecting millions of students around the world as they learn from home. 

With school buildings closed, more devices than ever are being used off the school campus for remote learning. Lightspeed Filter, built for seamless cloud-based protection anytime and anywhere, keeps those learners and devices safe.

Through the COVID-19 pandemic, school districts are benefiting from the powerful capabilities of Lightspeed Filter, including:

  • Filtering and CIPA compliance on school devices
  • Support for every device and operating system
  • Protection from anywhere, off or on the school network
  • No hardware to set up and maintain
  • Powerful YouTube and video safety controls
  • Real-time AI monitoring and alerts to detect students at risk
  • Differentiated settings by group or time of day
  • Reporting on remote activity and usage

Since closures began last month, thousands of new schools have joined the 6,500 districts already using Lightspeed Filter. The solution makes remote learning safer and more effective for schools:

“During these unprecedented times, Lightspeed was able to quickly provide us a filtering solution that our current provider could not. From the time Lightspeed activated our licenses, we had our filter polices in place in under a day.” – Dr. Tina Barrios, Polk County Schools (FL)

“During distance learning, Lightspeed Filter has been a vital tool for our school district to provide safe web-browsing off of campus with our district-issued technology. Lightspeed Analytics™ has also been valuable for us to collect daily statistics on how students are engaging with our remote learning and evaluate ROI on the digital learning resources we are investing in.” – Anthony Padrnos, Osseo Area Schools (MN)

“Lightspeed Filter is helping to provide a safe e-learning environment for our students. As our Chromebooks leave the building for students to complete work at home, we know the filtering stays in place regardless of where the internet access comes from.” – Stacy Royster, Opelika City Schools (AL)

“Having Lightspeed Filter installed on our district devices allowed us to easily and confidently distribute Chromebooks to our 3-12 student population. Having Lightspeed Filter set up gives the district and parents a comfort to know our students are filtered and safe.” – Steven Thomaschefsky, School District of Waupaca (WI)

“Lightspeed and Chromebooks are a seamless combination that have given us the ability to know our devices are filtered no matter where they are, or what network they are connected to. During the COVID-19 crisis, even though we were not formally a 1:1 district, Lightspeed Filter allowed us to check out Chromebooks to students with confidence, knowing they would be filtered.” – Simon Miller, Kellogg Joint School District (ID)

Amy Bennett, VP of Marketing at Lightspeed Systems, shares, “Schools around the world have closed to keep students safe. Lightspeed Filter makes sure those students stay safe as they’re learning from home. We’re proud to be able to help schools and students through this dramatic shift in education.”

Last month, the Company announced that it would offer its market-leading classroom management and web filtering solutions free to schools impacted by the Coronavirus through the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

About Lightspeed Systems
Lightspeed Systems partners with schools to make learning safe, mobile and easily managed. Partnered with 6,500 districts in the United States and 28,000 schools around the world, Lightspeed Systems offers integrated filtering, management, monitoring, and protection for schools through its groundbreaking platform. Headquartered in Austin, TX (with offices in Portland and the U.K.), Lightspeed serves over 15 million students in 35 countries. To learn more, visit

Amy Bennett
Lightspeed Systems
[email protected]


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  • Human review
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  • Intervene quickly before an incident occurs.
  • Activity logs provide visibility into online activity before and after a flagged event

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  • Powered by the most comprehensive database in the industry built through 20 years of web indexing and machine learning.
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