Why It’s Time to Get Smarter About Filtering Your K-12 School

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The Web is changing, technology is changing, and it’s time for filtering to change, too. Relay brings schools a needed revolution in web filtering.

All the things that used to be difficult to filter and report — social media, YouTube, mobile filtering, and SSL traffic — are easy with Relay. Relay is powered by Smart Agents that give you anytime, anywhere, granular control and insight.

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3 Ways Lightspeed Systems Honors Safer Internet Day, Every Day

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Today marks Safer Internet Day 2018, a global event recognizing the importance of keeping the internet safe, especially for young users. According to the Pew Research Center, 92 percent of teens use the internet on a daily basis. Common Sense Media reports that children under 9 spend more than two hours every day in front of device screens.

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Parents Want to Know What Their Kids Are Doing Online. Here’s How to Keep Them Informed

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Happy new year from Lightspeed Systems! It’s just the beginning of 2018 and we’re ready to share a major new feature release in Relay.

Many schools we work with express a need to send parents high-level student activity reports — but they want to make it easy, too. With some other solutions, generating reports for parents can be a time-consuming task; although making this data available to parents is important, it can detract from IT’s other, day-to-day responsibilities. We’ve solved that problem, giving you the ability to give your parents information without overloading your busy staff

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What Millions of Student Searches & Page Views Can Tell Us About Their Digital Habits

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If you tuned into our blog last week, we revealed some fascinating insights about student web behavior, courtesy of our new data science team. Using student data from schools and districts utilizing Relay for Chrome, we examined what students are searching online as well as their 30 most-viewed websites.

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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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