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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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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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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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Help Lightspeed Fight Cyberbullying. Take Our Survey

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Protecting students and preventing cyberbullying, violence and self-harm are at the core of what we do at Lightspeed Systems. To fight bullying from all fronts, we’ve created solutions like suspicious search query reports in Web Filter 3: Longhorn, real-time suspicious term alerts in Relay for Google Chrome, and teacher device monitoring via Classroom Orchestrator.

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