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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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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Here’s How to Block Students From Using Psiphon, Ultrasurf and Hotspot Shield

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Students have always sought ways to get around your school’s content filter – and we’ve always been a step ahead with innovative features to protect your users, your network, and your school. The latest feature in Lightspeed Systems Web Filter 3: Longhorn gives you more power than ever, with new Filter Bypass Controls that block even the toughest bypass tools, like Psiphon, Ultrasurf, Hotspot Shield and more!

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5 More Things You Didn’t Know About Our URL Database & Web Filter

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In a recent blog post, we talked about how the Lightspeed Systems Web Filter’s URL database works, including how content is categorized. We published this because Lightspeed believes in total transparency. Transparency is also why our Web Filter’s URL database is available to the public. (This database also categorizes websites in new Relay for Chrome.) With the Dynamic Database Lookup tool, anyone can search a URL; see how it is categorized and why; and submit a website for review and recategorization if they believe it has been miscategorized.

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How to Protect Your Students From New Websites

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Our Web Filter‘s AI Adaptive Database is the most accurate, comprehensive website database of any other filter, with 72 million URLs organized into 137 education-specific categories. We accomplish these categorizations using a combination of human reviewers, a machine-learning robot army that crawls the web, and our network of thousands of school customers.

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See Our New Processes in Action at the Dev Hub

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At Lightspeed Systems, our goal is to continue learning and evolving the capabilities of our technology to meet your unique needs in K-12 filtering and mobile device management. The landscape of ed-tech is changing faster than ever before, and schools need to have the ability to meet their new challenges.

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How Lightspeed Systems Puts Kids First With Student Threat Protection

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but for parents and educators, student mental health is an essential issue that should be addressed year-round.

As many as one in five kids living in the U.S. are battling mental health disorders right now, so it’s clear that schools face immense challenges keeping children safe and getting them the help they need.

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