Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE)

Safeguard students and promote e-safety.

Ensure safeguarding and meet online requirements

KCSIE is a statutory guidance from the Department for Education for schools and colleges in England for safeguarding children. Lightspeed Systems helps organisations meet the online safety criteria of the KCSIE guidance released by the Department for Education. Our cloud-based solutions keep students safe, let IT admins tailor the Internet, and give teachers the platform to promote responsible use.

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Online Safety

The Lightspeed solutions suite gives organisations the tools to address the four main areas of risk referenced in KCSIE. Our advanced AI categorises and blocks all illegal and inappropriate content, the forum categories protect from harmful contact, read-only mode for social media limits explicit conduct, and the gambling and malware categories block all commerce.

Appropriate Filtering and Monitoring

KCSIE refers to UK Safer Internet Centre: appropriate filtering and monitoring to give organisations the best safeguarding criteria. Lightspeed Filter™ and Lightspeed Alert™ are certified with both Appropriate Filtering and Appropriate Monitoring with UKSIC and are updated and adapted with every released update.
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Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL)

KCSIE requires every school and college to have a DSL and Lightspeed Alert gives them the real-time monitoring, early-warning alerts and escalation tools they need for all safeguarding issues from self-harm to violence.

Remote Learning

Lightspeed Filter uses patented Smart Agents to give schools and colleges the same KCSIE required level of filtering policies on any device and any OS remotely, as well as providing teachers with the tools they need to monitor and control remote classrooms.

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Preventing Radicalisation

Protect students from the risk of extremist ideologies and radicalisation with an exclusive category with URL’s provided by the UK Home Office. Lightspeed Alert also provides alerts when users type flagged words relating to extremism or radicalisation.

Violence and Cyberbullying

Lightspeed Alert lets organisations meet the criteria against serious violence and peer-on-peer abuse (child-on-child). Alert’s real-time AI and in-house safety specialists check and review all notifications with key words related to violence or cyberbullying allowing immediate intervention.

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Information Sharing

Using Alert’s notification scheduling and screenshotted timelines as well as Lightspeed Filter’s powerful, shareable reports, schools and colleges can ensure they’re proactive in information sharing in line with KSCIE’s guidance.

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Reimagine the inspired and interactive classroom for remote, hybrid, and in-person learning. Lightspeed Classroom Management™ gives teachers real-time visibility and control of their students’ digital workspaces and online activity.

  • Ensure all students interact with only the right online curriculum — precisely when they’re supposed to use it.
  • Push out vetted curriculum links to all students at the same time.
  • Block inappropriate or distracting web sites and apps.

Ensure scalable & efficient learning device management. The Lightspeed Mobile Device Management™ system ensures safe and secure management of student learning resources with real-time visibility and reporting essential for effective distance learning.

  • A centralized, cloud-based solution for infinitely scalable device, application, and policy controls
  • Self-Service App Library, where teachers and students
    can access and install approved curriculum and learning tools
  • Remotely deploy, change, and revoke hundreds of policies and educational applications, while reducing typical downtime and costs

Prevent suicides, cyberbullying, and schoolviolence. Lightspeed Alert™ supports district administrators and selected personnel with advanced AI to detect and report potential threats before it’s too late.

  • Human review
  • Real-time alerts that flag signs of a potential threat
  • Intervene quickly before an incident occurs.
  • Activity logs provide visibility into online activity before and after a flagged event

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
  • Block millions of inappropriate, harmful, and unknown sites, images, and video including YouTube
  • Keep parents informed with the Lightspeed Parent Portal™

Gain complete visibility into students’ online learning. Lightspeed Analytics™ gives districts robust data on the effectiveness of any tools they implement so they can take a strategic approach to their technology stack and streamline reporting.

  • Track education technology adoption and usage trends, eliminate redundancy, and drive ROI
  • Monitor app and content consumption to facilitate early adoption and effective utilization
  • Assess risk with visibility into student data privacy and security compliance