We Need You! Take This Survey to Inform Our Research and Keep Kids Safe

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Over the past 20 years Lightspeed Systems has led K-12 internet filtering and device management, we’ve seen many changes. Technology and digital learning are evolving at a rapid pace.

For all of us in the Lightspeed Systems community, the safety of students is top priority. Having data on student web activity is essential for school IT and administration to monitor inappropriate, dangerous behavior.

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Who’s Winning the Device Wars? Here’s Our Take

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The device wars are heating up in education. On Tuesday, Apple announced its new iPad, complete with Apple Pencil support and a special discount for schools. Almost simultaneously, Acer announced its first Chrome OS tablet. Recent reports show that Microsoft devices are on the rise in education, too.

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We Analyzed Thousands of Student Web Searches About Suicide. Here’s What We Learned

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In our day-to-day work at Lightspeed Systems, we’ve seen how a deeper understanding of user behavior can lead to life-saving interventions, particularly for students dealing with mental health challenges.

We recently released a detailed report on cyberbullying trends based on a survey of parents and IT professionals in the K-12 community. We learned that cyberbullying is on the rise, and many agreed that an increase in young people’s access to technology has played a key role in the problem.

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Selective Transparent Proxy: Try This Updated Feature to Balance SSL Insight With Network Load

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The Lightspeed Systems team worked hard this summer so you don’t have to during your busy school year.

For those of our community members using the Web Filter as a transparent proxy, we’ve got some great news. We’ve made it easy to use transparent proxy for specific domains with selective transparent proxy.

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Here’s How to Block Students From Using Psiphon, Ultrasurf and Hotspot Shield

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Students have always sought ways to get around your school’s content filter – and we’ve always been a step ahead with innovative features to protect your users, your network, and your school. The latest feature in Lightspeed Systems Web Filter 3: Longhorn gives you more power than ever, with new Filter Bypass Controls that block even the toughest bypass tools, like Psiphon, Ultrasurf, Hotspot Shield and more!

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7 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Chromebook Filter

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It’s no secret that Google Chromebooks dominate one-to-one digital learning in K-12, given their low cost, ease of use and many other factors key to education.

But Chromebooks need more to work for K-12, and advanced content filtering and device management are essential components to maximizing the ROI on your devices.

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