How to Protect Your Students From New Websites

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Our Web Filter‘s AI Adaptive Database is the most accurate, comprehensive website database of any other filter, with 72 million URLs organized into 137 education-specific categories. We accomplish these categorizations using a combination of human reviewers, a machine-learning robot army that crawls the web, and our network of thousands of school customers.

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How Lightspeed Systems Puts Kids First With Student Threat Protection

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but for parents and educators, student mental health is an essential issue that should be addressed year-round.

As many as one in five kids living in the U.S. are battling mental health disorders right now, so it’s clear that schools face immense challenges keeping children safe and getting them the help they need.

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7 Ways to Get More From School Chromebooks

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My kids are fortunate to be part of a tech-forward district with, among other things, a 1:1 Chromebook initiative. I hear their stories of how the Chromebooks are integrated into lessons in class throughout the day. My middle schooler is even able to bring her Chromebook home at night. I know this access has given them new skills and new ways of learning and I’ve seen first-hand how it has advanced their engagement and  ability to use technology in meaningful and persuasive ways. (When we try to decide where to order take-out dinner, they often create presentations with Google Slides to persuade me to their choice ☺)

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7 Reasons You Need to Upgrade to Web Filter 3

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Lightspeed is proud to make the Web Filter 3 general release available to all customers. This is the biggest Web Filter release to date, with more than 100 improvements and features you need — plus some you didn’t even know you need — to help students explore the Web safely and efficiently.

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3 Things to Know for July

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1. The Web Filter 3 general release is here.
And if you’re a Web Filter customer, you need to get your complimentary upgrade! Go here to get version 3 documentation and upgrade instructions, watch the replay of our webinar, take a course, and much more.

2. Here’s the answer to your No. 1 support question.
Now that the general release is available, some customers have asked if it’s possible to continue using their old user agents. Most user agents will still work with version 3. Most user agents will still work with version 3. For Windows, you need to move from the PC User Agent to the LMA (Lightspeed Management Agent), which uses the latest security protocols. Learn more here.

3. What do customers think about the Management Bundle for Windows?
We recently caught up with the staff at Roselle Park School District in New Jersey to learn about their experience with our Management Bundle for Windows. Watch the video here. Then, ask for a personalized demo of the Management Bundle for Windows or new Bundle for Chrome.

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Why Our Solutions Aren’t Just for School IT Departments

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Since 1999, Lightspeed Systems has been building smart solutions for school networks — helping IT keep their networks and their devices safe and easily managed.

But, over the past decade, more and more school technology has moved out of the server room and into classrooms. This digital transformations is one of the most exciting opportunities to engage and teach today’s students.

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