Lightspeed Systems® solutions can protect students from harmful behavior online, including cyberbullying.
Simply put, cyberbullying is bullying with the use of digital technologies. This online bullying has become increasingly common, especially among teenagers, as the digital sphere has expanded and technology has advanced. It can take place on social media, messaging platforms, gaming platforms, mobile phones, and more.
One of the most effective ways to prevent cyberbullying is to talk about it. When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior, they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time.
And while technology has given rise to another form of bullying, it can also be used to help prevent it. We’ll explore that further below, but first let’s examine current cyberbullying and harassment trends online:
Lightspeed Systems conducted a survey of over 200 parents and K-12 IT professionals about the prevalence of cyberbullying in K-12 schools and found:
Lightspeed Systems is a trusted ally for schools to help in the prevention of cyberbullying, suicide, and school violence. Our software solutions can help school communities curb and prevent cyberbullying in a variety of ways.
Prevent harmful behavior before it starts by allowing the use of social media safely with “read-only mode” to keep valuable content accessible to students, without the risks. With Lightspeed Filter™, you can allow or block social media sites such as Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter so it’s used by the right people, at the right times, in the right ways. These granular social media controls will help schools prevent access to common cyberbullying platforms while on school devices.
Detect signs of cyberbullying with a customizable list of flagged terms to report on instances of students using inappropriate language and terms related to cyberbullying. Flagging these terms will help educators and school staff know who they need to talk to about cyberbullying and why that behavior is unacceptable.
Ensure apps and tools are used appropriately—and not used as a means to cyberbully classmates. Granular app permissions let you grant access to the right users for accessibility and messaging functions. Leverage reports to stay informed on appropriate student use of apps and their functions.
Keep students safe and use YouTube as a learning resource by removing the comments sections and sidebars. This keeps students from reading or sending potentially malicious comments on YouTube with easy SmartPlay™ controls, so they can stay focused on the educational video.
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