How the Right Edtech Strategy Can Stop Violence and Protect Students
May 12, 2022 | 12pm CT
May 12, 2022 | 12pm CT
Our patented web filtering technology was imagined and designed exclusively for K-12. Lightspeed Filter ™ combines decades of web filtering experience and AI learning with a support team that is trained to specialize in the needs of your school, district, or hybrid learning environment.
Lightspeed Filter (formerly Relay) is powered by the most comprehensive database of K-12 online content in the industry from 20 years of web indexing. Patented Lightspeed agents leverage advanced AI to automatically block millions of inappropriate and harmful sites, images, and videos. Lightspeed Filter helps technology teams scale student safety with our cloud-based, device-level protections that work across all devices, operating systems, and learning environments.
Built for out-of-the-box compliance of the Children’s Internet Protect Act, Lightspeed Filter is the only content filtering software on the market that employs all four key components of accurate, consistent protections: a comprehensive database for effective filtering, always-on web crawling, advanced machine learning, and in-house data scientists.
With our proprietary SmartPlay™ technology, Lightspeed Filter makes YouTube a safe and reliable instructional tool. Out of the box, SmartPlay’s patented agents and mature database effectively block millions of inappropriate videos, thumbnails, and recommended by YouTube content. Customizable policy controls enable admins to set parameters and selectively allow and permit content—including videos and comments, by grade level, group, class, and site types—without being overly restrictive.
Lightspeed Filter’s advanced controls prevent students from bypassing restrictions. Control policies that allow or deny access based on individuals or groups—from educators to IT administrators to district officials. Give your team the visibility into student online activity to ensure secure, consistent learning experiences for all students across devices.
Whether parents are assisting students with remote lessons, serving as tech support for their children, or making sure that devices are being used appropriately, their involvement is more important than ever. The Lightspeed Parent Portal™ enhances guardian communication by allowing visibility into their child’s internet activity at home to keep them safe, focused, and observing healthy screen time allowances. Ensure healthy screen time with comprehensive, real-time reporting that surfaces harmful internet browsing.
Lightspeed Filter uses proprietary Smart Agents compatible on Chrome, Windows, Mac (compatible with the latest Mac OS update: Big Sur), and iOS operating systems.
Lightspeed Smart Play uses advanced machine-learning AI – with a database that grows daily – for advanced filtering capabilities on YouTube. No matter where students are located, Smart Play allows and blocks embedded video content around the internet to ensure only appropriate content is being shown. Smart Play is available to Lightspeed Filter users, and offers detailed reporting and control options for educators.
Lightspeed Parent Portal includes Weekly Parent Report emails to improve communication between the school and the students’ home. Lightspeed Filter customers can invite parents to view their child’s internet activity, straight to their inbox. Lightspeed Parent Portal empowers a students’ family to get involved in their education without extra work for IT teams.
Cloud-based web filtering protection, simplified SSL decryption, and easy implementation with no hardware.
With Lightspeed Systems, I have been able to get my teachers invested into using Chromebooks in the classroom and feeling more comfortable with what students are capable of accessing in class.
Greenbrier County School District,
Technology Systems Specialist