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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How to Get the Most out of Your Lightspeed Systems Web Filter Today

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It’s hard to believe that summer is halfway over. For many school districts, August is a critical time to ensure your network and one-to-one deployment are ready for a flood of students and administrative staff members eager to kick off the new school year.

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5 More Things You Didn’t Know About Our URL Database & Web Filter

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In a recent blog post, we talked about how the Lightspeed Systems Web Filter’s URL database works, including how content is categorized. We published this because Lightspeed believes in total transparency. Transparency is also why our Web Filter’s URL database is available to the public. (This database also categorizes websites in new Relay for Chrome.) With the Dynamic Database Lookup tool, anyone can search a URL; see how it is categorized and why; and submit a website for review and recategorization if they believe it has been miscategorized.

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