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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15 Things Teachers Can Do With Lightspeed Systems Classroom

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It’s not enough for schools to buy devices for their students; you also need to make sure students are using them properly, and to advance their learning. But a classroom management app that allows teachers to view student screens isn’t enough. They need help monitoring student devices so they can spot students who are getting off-task or are struggling to keep up with their peers.

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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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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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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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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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