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7 Strategies for Improving Student Safety with Technology

School districts across the nation are facing an uphill battle when it comes to providing adequate mental health and safety support to their students. Learn how technology can help safety and mental health teams improve student safety.

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Protecting Student Data Privacy as a Guiding EdTech Principle

Within K-12 education, there is no greater priority than student welfare. Student welfare is the mission that brought so many of us to the space. Everything else pales in comparison.  Student welfare, of course, is comprised of many elements, including

From High to Low: Use Lightspeed Alert’s New Monitoring Preferences Feature to Choose Alert Levels 

Lightspeed Alert™ scans vast amounts of information and flags potentially concerning text or images, creating alerts that district and school staff then follow up on in the real world. However, not all alerts are the same. An alert that contains

7 Strategies to Improve Student Safety with Technology

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and throughout the month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members will unite to promote suicide prevention awareness. It’s a critical subject for educators nationwide.  Among children between the ages of

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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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Lightspeed Alert™ Adds Powerful New Machine Learning Capabilities to Increase Accuracy

From violence and thoughts of death in Hamlet to the dramatic double suicide at the end of Romeo and Juliet, the works of Shakespeare are filled with troubling themes. Student assignments about these works often contain phrases that, taken out

Lightspeed Alert Helps Texas District Identify and Support Students at Risk of Suicide and Prevents Acts of Violence

Lightspeed Alert™ Helps Texas District Identify and Support Students at Risk of Suicide and Prevents Acts of Violence

Texas School District Partners with Lightspeed Systems® for Comprehensive Content Filtering Solution to Meet Their Evolving Needs

Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District (ISD) relies on Lightspeed Filter™ as a critical part of its overall cybersecurity plan. Lightspeed Systems wins prestigious award for student safety at Bett UK conference releases Lightspeed Systems threat detection solution wins 2023 Bett Award in the Wellbeing, Digital Wellness, and Safeguarding Resources category.

Boosting Classroom Engagement, EdTech Impact, and Student Safety in Shreveport, Louisiana

Caddo Parish School District promotes student engagement and maximize the impact of its edtech ecosystem with new implementations.

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