Cyberbullying Facts

Lightspeed Systems® solutions can protect students from harmful behavior online, including cyberbullying.

Important facts about cyberbullying

With the rise in technology in education and many students with access to devices 24/7, cyberbullying and threatening behavior online in K-12 schools is becoming more prevalent. 

In a survey of over 200 parents and K-12 IT professionals to find out more about the prevalence of online bullying behavior in schools, we found the following:

  • 95% of parents said that cyberbullying is a bigger problem today than it was five years ago.
  • More than 70% of parents are worried about what their child views online.
  • 60% of parents said that schools have the biggest role in stopping cyberbullying.
  • Over 80% of respondents say that cyberbullying can occur on school-owned devices.
  • Less than half of the school IT workers we surveyed say their school is always monitoring user activity to curb cyberbullying.
  • Over 67% of IT professionals say that cyberbullying has increased at their school thanks to technology

Lightspeed Systems is a trusted ally for schools to help in the prevention of cyberbullying, suicide, and school violence.

Safe Social Media

Allow the use of social media safely with “read-only mode” to make content accessible to students, without risk of students sharing harmful or threatening messages. Use granular social media controls to disable social media sites for specific groups or users to prevent access to common cyberbullying platforms.

Report on terms related to cyberbullying

Gain insight into instances of students using inappropriate language relating to cyberbullying with customizable flagged terms reports.  

Protect students with Lightspeed Alert™

Protect students from cyberbullying in real-time with Lightspeed Alert. Real-time alert reports provide timelines and screenshots to help district administrators get the full picture of cyberbullying incidents for appropriate intervention.  

Appropriate use with app permissions

Ensure apps and tools are used appropriately by the right users with granular app permissions for accessibility and messaging functions. Leverage reports to stay informed on appropriate student use of apps and their functions.  

Block YouTube Comments

Keep students safe from reading or sending potentially malicious comments on YouTube with easy SmartPlay™ controls, removing the comments sections and sidebars. 

Provide students with a safe online learning experience.
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