Identify & Intervene: Preventative Approaches for Improving Student Safety 

April 13, 2023 | 1 PM ET​

Identify & Intervene: Preventative Approaches for Improving Student Safety 

April 13, 2023 | 1 PM ET

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Identify students in crisis—
before a critical event occurs

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Lightspeed Alert is an at-risk student identification solution that monitors and analyzes student online activity for signs of self-harm, violence, and bullying. By enabling early intervention, Lightspeed Alert empowers schools to take a proactive approach to student safety.

  • Comprehensive coverage provides visibility into early warning signs. Our SmartAgentsTM and extended cloud integrations provide coverage across web browsers, social media, YouTube, and Microsoft 365 and Google productivity apps.
  • Our patented AI technology identifies concerning online indicators and alerts
    designated staff. Alerts include relevant context with recent web searches and site history, enabling staff to quickly understand the situation and take action.
  • An experienced human review team augments staff resources. Highly trained team members with backgrounds in law enforcement, mental health, and education work
    24/7/365 to evaluate all alerts

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Lightspeed Alert

Safeguard your students by detecting warning signs of suicide, cyberbullying, and school violence

Lightspeed Safety Specialists

With the mission of keeping your students and staff safe, on- and off-campus, our global team of Lightspeed Safety Specialists are available to monitor safety alerts 24/7/365. This human review team works seamlessly with our patented AI to detect early warning signs of sentiment and intent of violence, self-harm, and suicide. Our safety specialists have experience and backgrounds in education, law enforcement, and investigation, with additional training in threat assessment and suicide prevention.

Listen to an example call from a Lightspeed Safety Specialist

Detect and escalate warning signs in three steps

Sophisticated AI Scan for Warning Signs

Safety Specialists Conduct Threat Assessment

Escalation Response

AI technology scans online documents and desktop applications for concerning student behavior on school devices and sends alerts to designated safety staff and Lightspeed Safety Specialists.

Our 24/7/365 in-house team of
highly-trained safety specialists
evaluate all alerts to identify those
that indicate a potential critical event.

If an alert is determined to be critical, safety specialists escalate to a custom escalation list, allowing for early intervention.

Get visibility into warning signs you wouldn't otherwise see

Device and integration level scanning provides the widest range of insight, while sophisticated AI separates signal from noise.

View student timelines and web histories for providing context

Empower staff with the information needed to make quick decisions and provide necessary support by seeing the full context around any alert.

Manage cases and logs

Coordinate across staff members to ensure alerts receive follow up as needed and the right people are informed.

Monitor images for explicit content

Lightspeed Alert agents can scan images for violence, weapons, nudity/CSAM, and explicit content so that districts have all the documentation they need to keep students safe. Image auditing reports provide detailed information on image viewing and access, ensuring district leaders feel confident knowing sensitive images are protected and secure.

Responsible & Ethical by Design

Lightspeed Alert vs. the Others

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Google searches No iOS
Browser activity tracking Chrome only Chrome only With ContentKeeper & Linewize
Microsoft Teams (app/browser) Browser only Browser only Browser only
Microsoft 365 (app/browser) Browser only Browser only Browser only
Google Drive (app/browser) Browser only
Human Review
Integrated solutions platform

Lightspeed Alert vs. the Competition

GoGuardian Beacon 24/7 Securly Auditor 24 Gaggle Smoothwall Lightspeed Alert
Google searches No iOS
Browser activity tracking Chrome only Chrome only
Microsoft Teams (app/browser) Browser only Browser only Browser only
Microsoft 365 (app/browser) Browser only Browser only Browser only
Google Drive (app/browser) Browser only
Human Review
Integrated solutions platform

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I currently use Safety Check. Do I need to update my Chrome extension to use Alert?

    Reach out to your Account Manager and request a license for Lightspeed Alert. Once you have an Alert license, Alert will appear under "Reports in Filter (Relay)" instead of Safety Check. You can then install the brand new Lightspeed Alert extension for Chrome that brings updated AI logic to more accurately capture completed words on the device, reducing traffic off devices, and noisy incidents. In addition, you will have access to Alert Agent 2.0 for Windows; iOS search terms; Google docs, sheets, slides, and cloud integration. 

  • Will Safety Specialists catch incidents that Alert misses?

    No, the Safety Specialist review queue is populated by the same Alert AI. However, our Safety Specialists will review every incident rather than every case.

  • How quickly do Safety Specialists see and review alerts?

    While alerts are generated and sent within seconds of an incident to notify all stakeholders, our safety specialists reviewing incidents 24 hours a day will review and notify in within 20 minutes from incident to action, as part of our service-level agreement (SLA). 

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A holistic approach to student safety with alerts for self-harm, bullying, and school violence.

Comprehensive Protection

Get critical alerts across the internet—social media, online docs and images, email, YouTube, apps, browsers, search engines, and more—no matter where devices are used.


Set alerts and notifications based on school, class, or user.

human review

Lightspeed Alert includes an in-house team of trained reviewers 24/7/365, while competitors outsource their human review team to contractors without further training.

Flexible policy management

Quickly locate and manage group policies with quick search functionality, sophisticated breadcrumb navigation, and granular group filtering with Lightspeed SmartPolicy™ technology.

Integration with Microsoft

Partnered with Microsoft Education, Lightspeed Alert is able to integrate seamlessly with the Microsoft suite, including Microsoft® Teams.

Fast roster syncing

Simultaneously sync any combination of student information systems (SIS) and directory services to one centralized place with Lightspeed SmartSync™ technology.

Features That Matter

Lightspeed Systems® is a committed ally to schools around the world.

With Lightspeed Systems, I have been able to get my teachers invested into using Chromebooks in the classroom and feeling more comfortable with what students are capable of accessing in class. 

Corey Howard

Greenbrier County School District,
 Technology Systems Specialist

ISTE Best of Show Award badge 2022
Tech & Learning badge for Remote Learning Award Winner

Winner in Tech & Learning's Awards of Excellence

Lightspeed Alert™ was one of three Lightspeed products to win Best of Show at the 2022 International Society for Technology (ISTE) edtech conference. Tech and Learning recently recognized Lightspeed Alert and Lightspeed Filter with the Award of Excellence in the Best of 2021 Primary Education and Secondary Education categories.

Committed to Student Safety

Lightspeed Systems® is a Proud Partner

Committed to Student Safety

Lightspeed Systems® is a Proud Partner

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Reimagine the inspired and interactive classroom for remote, hybrid, and in-person learning. Lightspeed Classroom Management™ gives teachers real-time visibility and control of their students’ digital workspaces and online activity.

  • Ensure all students interact with only the right online curriculum — precisely when they’re supposed to use it.
  • Push out vetted curriculum links to all students at the same time.
  • Block inappropriate or distracting web sites and apps.

Ensure scalable & efficient learning device management. The Lightspeed Mobile Device Management™ system ensures safe and secure management of student learning resources with real-time visibility and reporting essential for effective distance learning.

  • A centralized, cloud-based solution for infinitely scalable device, application, and policy controls
  • Self-Service App Library, where teachers and students
    can access and install approved curriculum and learning tools
  • Remotely deploy, change, and revoke hundreds of policies and educational applications, while reducing typical downtime and costs

Prevent suicides, cyberbullying, and schoolviolence. Lightspeed Alert™ supports district administrators and selected personnel with advanced AI to detect and report potential threats before it’s too late.

  • Human review
  • Real-time alerts that flag signs of a potential threat
  • Intervene quickly before an incident occurs.
  • Activity logs provide visibility into online activity before and after a flagged event

Protect students from harmful online content. Lightspeed Filter™ is the best-in-class solution that acts as a solid barrier to inappropriate or illicit online content to ensure students’ online safety 24/7.

  • Powered by the most comprehensive database in the industry built through 20 years of web indexing and machine learning.
  • Ensure CIPA compliance
  • Block millions of inappropriate, harmful, and unknown sites, images, and video including YouTube
  • Keep parents informed with the Lightspeed Parent Portal™

Gain complete visibility into students’ online learning. Lightspeed Analytics™ gives districts robust data on the effectiveness of any tools they implement so they can take a strategic approach to their technology stack and streamline reporting.

  • Track education technology adoption and usage trends, eliminate redundancy, and drive ROI
  • Monitor app and content consumption to facilitate early adoption and effective utilization
  • Assess risk with visibility into student data privacy and security compliance