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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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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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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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Our URL Database

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One of the reasons the Lightspeed Systems Web Filter is such a powerful solution for schools is our dynamic URL database. Lightspeed has a robot army working hard to crawl and categorize sites on the Web, and we complement this with a team of humans that is responsible for maintaining and updating our database. Together, they make the Web safe for thousands of school districts around the world.

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The Top 4 Uses for Web Zones

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Are your teachers and administrators using Web Zones? If not, they’re missing out on an important feature inside Lightspeed Systems Web Filter.

So what’s a Web Zone? Think of a Web Zone as a private room: Basically, teachers set up a zone to expand or restrict Web access temporarily. Although Web Filter’s flexible and customizable policies are ideal in most scenarios, there are times when individuals, small groups or classes may need more or less access to the Internet for a while. One way to accomplish this is with Web Zones.

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4 Ways Lightspeed Systems Simplifies Online Tests

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It’s that time again — time to get your students prepared and organized for state testing, which means it’s up to administrators and IT to create secure online testing environments.

Using Lightspeed Systems Web Filter, Mobile Manager and Classroom Orchestrator, you can maintain a testing environment that’s safe, fast and secure with just a few extra clicks. Here are a few things you can do to make the online testing process smoother.

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