Can You Guess the 30 Most Popular Websites Among K-12 Students?

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In our last blog post, we revealed the most popular online searches by K-12 students in school districts using Relay. Our new data science department discovered that, in Lightspeed partner schools, the average student makes more than 300 search queries every month.

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What We Learned About K-12 Students From 147 Million of Their Online Searches

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If you had to guess, how many online searches does the average K-12 student perform in one month? And how many websites do they visit?

In each case, it’s probably a lot more than you think.

Every month, the average K-12 student makes more than 300 search inquiries and views 1,400 websites. Now, more than ever, students are exposed to an immense amount of content in their day-to-day educational and personal lives.

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Keeping YouTube Safe: How to Ensure Your Students Get the Best Content (And Not the Rest)

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YouTube has long been a challenge for K-12 learning. Despite the endless educational content that is beneficial for a K-12 learning environment, there lurks a threat of inappropriate videos that range from mildly distracting to bizarre and very disturbing.

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Cyberbullying Is a Growing Threat in K-12 Schools. Here’s How to Stop It

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This month, in conjunction with National Bullying Prevention Month, Lightspeed Systems is raising awareness about a critical issue impacting students around the world: cyberbullying. As the leader in K-12 web filtering and mobile device management, Lightspeed Systems is proud to empower IT and teachers with the tools they need to track digital learning and keep children safe.

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10 Tips for Take-Home Chromebooks

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More and more schools are realizing the benefits of sending devices home with students: It enables 24/7 learning, gives students access to all their resources, builds their technology skills, and more. And Chromebooks are the perfect devices for this, given their low cost and easy portability. For the most successful take-home Chromebook programs, consider these tips.

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Filter Bypass Tools: What Schools Need to Know About Psiphon, Ultrasurf, Hotspot Shield & More

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A Q&A with Lightspeed Systems VP of Product Development Rob Chambers

Q: What are Psiphon, Ultrasurf and Hotspot Shield?
A: They’re tools designed to bypass internet content filters, designed particularly for use in countries that filter and limit internet access for their citizens.

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Ready for School? Here Are 5 Helpful Tips for Your Web Filter Setup

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Just like the solar eclipse, summer has come and gone in the blink of an eye. Whether school has already started for you or you’re still waiting for students to come pouring in, Lightspeed Systems has you covered with tips, tricks and new tools and features to make the 2017-2018 school year your best one yet.

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10 Tips to Customize Your K-12 School Web Filter

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At the heart of our K-12 school web filter, Web Filter 3: Longhorn, is the adaptive AI database. Our Web Filter has a robot army and human team reviewing millions of URLs in our database each day, keeping students safe online. This means school IT teams have the freedom to focus on other projects, like customizing the filter to fit their districts’ needs.

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