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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6 Ways to Get More From School Chromebooks

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My kids are fortunate to be part of a tech-forward district with, among other things, a 1:1 Chromebook initiative. I hear their stories of how the Chromebooks are integrated into lessons in class throughout the day. My middle schooler is even able to bring her Chromebook home at night. I know this access has given them new skills and new ways of learning and I’ve seen first-hand how it has advanced their engagement and  ability to use technology in meaningful and persuasive ways. (When we try to decide where to order take-out dinner, they often create presentations with Google Slides to persuade me to their choice ☺)

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7 Reasons You Need to Upgrade to Web Filter 3

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Lightspeed is proud to make the Web Filter 3 general release available to all customers. This is the biggest Web Filter release to date, with more than 100 improvements and features you need — plus some you didn’t even know you need — to help students explore the Web safely and efficiently.

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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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What Your Suspicious Activity Reports Should Be Telling You

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When you’re checking out a new content filtering solution, its marketing materials will probably boast about the filter’s advanced reporting. But the truth is the reporting capabilities of web filter solutions — especially those built for enterprise rather than schools — vary wildly. And if your IT department is managing a network of hundreds or thousands of devices, you can’t afford to spend precious office hours monitoring daily web activity.

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10 Questions You Need the Answers To

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From a high-level overview to a drill-down into details, your school web filter should offer easy access to information about web activity — so you can manage your network, adjust policies, re-educate abusers and more. Lightspeed Systems Web Filter was designed so that IT can get quick answers to whatever you need to know. Here are just 10 examples.

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