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Best Practices for Securing a School District’s IoT Devices & Infrastructure

The rise of mobile technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT) has had an enormous impact on K-12 schools, both inside and outside the classroom. Connected devices are seemingly everywhere, from interactive whiteboards to connected security cameras, from web-based systems

7 School Web Content Filter Features That Save IT Directors Time

As a school district IT professional, you have a web content filter deployed to be in compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). However, your role as a school district IT professional has grown more important and more difficult

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What Texas School Districts Need to Know About the SCOPE Act (Texas House Bill No. 18)

On June 13, 2023, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Texas House Bill No. 18, the Securing Children Online through Parental Empowerment Act, also known as the SCOPE Act. The SCOPE Act requires covered digital service providers to provide minors with

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8 Tips to Make Web Content Filtering More Effective at Your School

Lightspeed Systems has been a leader in the web content filtering category for over twenty years, and when you have been in a space for that long, you uncover a lot of tips to share with others. Some are learned

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Central Bucks School District Selects Lightspeed Systems® for Robust, Reliable Web Filtering, and Superior Support

Learn why Central Bucks School District chose Lightspeed Systems to address the significant challenges they faced with their web filtering solution.

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How to Protect Your K-12 District from Cyberattacks

When it comes to cyberattacks, it's not a question of if but when. In this guide, learn strategies all K-12 districts can use to mitigate the risk of cyberattacks.

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Introducing YouTube and Social Media Controls for Lightspeed Parent Portal™ 

Empower parents with visibility and control over their child’s internet usage on school-issued devices, at home and after-school hours.

Lightspeed Systems’ new Generative AI Reports and Teacher Interface Improve Digital Learning Engagement and Impact for K-12

Lightspeed Systems unveils new visibility on generative artificial intelligance (AI) use by students through Lightspeed Digital Insight™, new AI web filtering categories for Lightspeed Filter™, and an updated, time-saving interface for Lightspeed Classroom Management™.

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Prince William County Public Schools Implements Lightspeed Systems® Solutions to Strengthen Its Technology Ecosystem 

PWCS announces partnership with Lightspeed Systems™ award-winning solutions to keep students safe, achieve better learning outcomes, and reduce costs.

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Multi-Academy Trust Safeguards Student Data 24/7/365 and Tailors Accessibility Globally with Lightspeed’s Centralised Ecosystem

Learn how Eastern Learning Alliance centralised traffic and content filtering while keeping their data safe with Lightspeed Filter™ and Lightspeed MDM™.

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