Student Online Safety

Keep students safe with cloud-based solutions from Lightspeed Systems: the leaders in student online safety

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Lightspeed Systems® keeps students safe online

Web filtering in today’s schools is about more than blocking and allowing web sites: it’s about keeping students safe on the internet, web apps, chat rooms, YouTube, and more.  Lightspeed Filter™ can be used in conjunction with Lightspeed Alert™ to filter inappropriate content and send real-time alerts for things like bullying and self-harm, while still allowing the learning and collaboration that mobile technology brings.

Safe everywhere, all the time

Our patented device-level filtering agents sit on school-issued devices, so students are protected all the time, wherever they go. We have agents for every operating system, as well as solutions for BYOD, IoT, and remote learning. And don’t worry: students can’t remove or disable the agents to ensure seamless protection.

Use YouTube safely for learning

Videos can be a great way to learn, but YouTube is also full of inappropriate content. Ligthspeed SmartPlay™, included with Lightspeed Filter™, enables schools to provide a safe and customizable YouTube experience to enhance online learning, without inappropriate or distracting content.

Case Study

Bibb County Public Schools identifies students at risk for self-harm or violence using Lightspeed Systems®

With social media, online docs, email, YouTube, apps, browsers, search engines, and more becoming available, school districts face an enormous challenge in achieving the visibility needed to ensure student safety.  Learn how Bibb County Public Schools rely on the safety notifications with Lightspeed Alert to keep their students safe.

Allow social media for groups

Granular social media controls with Lightspeed Filter let schools block social media sites, allow social media sites, or allow them as read-only – and customize these settings by age or group or user so it’s easy to get just the right controls for the right people. Plus, with Lightspeed Alert enabled, officials can get real-time safety alerts to any concerning social media activity for timely intervention. Lightspeed Alert uses advanced AI to identify potential threats on Google, browser activity, Microsoft® Teams and chat, Microsoft® 365 (OneDrive, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook), and Google Drive apps.

Safe across the web

Online tools make it easy for students to work, create, and collaborate – but it’s critical that schools keep students safe across these platforms. Patented advanced AI technology from Lightspeed Systems keeps students safe across the web and apps, including Google Docs, Microsoft® 365, social media posts, web searches, Microsoft® Teams, and online mail to send  real-time alerts on any concerning activity. Alerts are reviewed by our Student Safety Specialists, who will contact school officials immediately for timely intervention before school violence or other harmful acts are committed.

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Lightspeed Alert and Microsoft® Teams

With real-time scanning and integration with Microsoft Teams, Lightspeed Alert gives IT teams and school leaders visibility into potential dangerous or harmful student online behavior. Protect students from cyberbullying, self-harm, and school violence, and intervene at the first warning sign with Lightspeed Alert.

Effectively block pornography

Access to pornography by children can lead to anxiety, depression, and high-risk sexual activity.  With over 20 years of web crawling experience, our unrivaled database is able to effectively categorize and block inappropriate sites to keep students safe from pornographic content – even in other languages, videos, and images. 

Prevent cyberbullying, suicide, and violence

Lightspeed Alert is a critical tool in student safety and the prevention of cyberbullying, suicide, and violence. With Lightspeed Alert, student activity across the web is monitored, interpreted, and flagged when concerning activity is detected. Designate school personnel for real-time alerts to provide appropriate, timely intervention.