Three of Lightspeed Systems Time-Saving Products Awarded by Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence: Best of 2022

Austin, Texas // February 1, 2023 — Lightspeed Systems® announces three of their time-saving products Lightspeed Filter™, Lightspeed Alert™, and Lightspeed Digital Insight™ have won in this year’s Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence: Best of 2022 in the Primary Education category.

Lightspeed Filter is the pioneer K-12 filtering solution that gives districts flexibility and control to promote safe digital learning by managing internet security for all users, protecting students from harmful content wherever they are learning.

Lightspeed Alert is an at-risk student identification solution that monitors and analyzes student online activity for signs of self-harm, violence, and bullying. By enabling early intervention, Lightspeed Alert empowers schools to take a proactive approach to student safety.

Lightspeed Digital Insight empowers IT and instructional technology leaders with a single view of district edtech usage to quickly understand and act on approvals, cost management, and data privacy compliance.

“Lightspeed is on a mission to help K-12 communities provide safe, secure, and equitable education, and our driving factor is to help these communities do it effortlessly,” says Brook Bock, Chief Product Officer for Lightspeed Systems. “We strive to provide time-saving solutions that enable district staff to focus where it matters most—their students and learning. We’re honored to receive Tech & Learning’s recognition of that dedication.”

The awards recognize the very best products in the education technology industry from the last 12 months, selecting those that really help to aid education professionals, students and/or teachers. Our product was judged based on its feature set, innovation, perceived value and ease of use, following which it was deemed to be a standout within the sector and selected as a winner.

The awards’ editorial team have said that “each year the Awards of Excellence grow to include a more diverse range of products and companies. With this being the case, judging and finding our winners becomes a tougher decision with each award. All of our judging is performed by industry experts, meaning those who have impressed and won the award should be truly proud of their achievement. Well done from all of Tech & Learning”.

About Lightspeed Systems®

Lightspeed Systems is dedicated to providing K-12 districts time-saving solutions to create safe, secure, and equitable education, so they focus where it matters most—students and learning. Lightspeed provides cloud-managed solutions: Security & Compliance, Safety & Wellness, and Engagement & Impact, purpose-built for school networks and devices. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Lightspeed serves more than 20 million students using 11 million devices in 28,000 schools throughout 39 countries. To learn more, visit lightspeedsystems.com.

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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
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