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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Block YouTube for Students? Here Are 7 More Reasons to Try Smart Play

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Recently, we asked our community of customers this big question: What new feature would you like to see from Lightspeed? Here’s a sample of the responses we got:

  • “A way to filter YouTube content to allow appropriate videos/channels without allowing everything.” —Valerie Wilson, Network Software Analyst, Klein Independent School District

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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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