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Using Data for Good: How Relay Reports & Insights Save Lives

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Lightspeed Systems’ goal is to provide schools with smart, advanced tools to help keep students protected from harm. Technology plays a critical role in advancing learning. Sadly, exposure to the internet (and social media, specifically) is linked to an increased risk of depression and other mental health issues. Among 12- to 17-year-olds, suicide is the second leading cause of death.

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We Love Teachers — So We Gave Them Smarter Classroom Management

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It’s Teacher Appreciation Day! One day isn’t enough for these classroom heroes, so here are some of the ways we show appreciation for teachers every day.

1. The best classroom management solution
With our new Classroom, classroom management is easier and smarter than ever. Classroom was designed with feedback from teachers and schools to liberate teachers from their desks, increase engagement, and simplify classroom management in a room full of students on devices.

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Why Schools Choose Relay Over GoGuardian, Securly and iBoss

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It’s time to think about your filter for next year. How are you going to keep your students safe and your devices protected?

Relay is our hardware-free cloud platform that offers filtering, monitoring, management, and more for all your devices. It’s the result of 20 years of experience in the market and offers groundbreaking innovations. We know it’s the best solution for most schools. Instead of offering feature checklists, we like to focus on what we do best — based on what our thousands of school customers have told us.

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Make Classroom Management Easy. Attend Our Webinar!

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How are your teachers managing student devices in the classroom? Can they easily they see who’s working, who needs help, and who is off-task? Do they have access to automated teaching assistance, with easy teacher-to-student messaging, insights and access controls? Are you leveraging the latest in artificial-intelligence technology to improve learning outcomes at your school?

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16 Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Web Filter

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Thinking about purchasing or renewing a web filter? Before you do, make sure you get the answers to these top questions.

1. Does it filter all devices? How does it filter iPads?
Your network has a mix of devices and you need a filter that can handle them all. Otherwise, you’re adding complexity to your daily routine instead of simplifying it.

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Your Top Questions About Relay Smart Agents, Answered

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What are IT’s biggest challenges with filtering today? Last week, we hosted a special webinar on the future of filtering. Here’s what attendees said are their biggest filtering headaches:

– 64%: filtering SSL traffic
– 56%: filtering social media and video
– 44%: filtering multiple device OSes
– 22%: managing filtering hardware

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3 Ways Lightspeed’s Classroom Stands Out in K-12 Ed-Tech

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Classroom learning and device tech are evolving faster than ever. Now, it’s essential to empower teachers with advanced tools and solutions to monitor class activity and keep students engaged.

Lightspeed Systems Classroom, now available for Chrome OS, represents a step up from current device monitoring tools by effectively measuring student productivity with machine learning.



Artificial intelligence isn’t the only thing that makes Classroom stand out. Here’s what sets Classroom apart from other classroom management solutions, according to our friends and partners at Amplified IT.

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We Need You! Take This Survey to Inform Our Research and Keep Kids Safe

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Over the past 20 years Lightspeed Systems has led K-12 internet filtering and device management, we’ve seen many changes. Technology and digital learning are evolving at a rapid pace.

For all of us in the Lightspeed Systems community, the safety of students is top priority. Having data on student web activity is essential for school IT and administration to monitor inappropriate, dangerous behavior.

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Who’s Winning the Device Wars? Here’s Our Take

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The device wars are heating up in education. On Tuesday, Apple announced its new iPad, complete with Apple Pencil support and a special discount for schools. Almost simultaneously, Acer announced its first Chrome OS tablet. Recent reports show that Microsoft devices are on the rise in education, too.

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