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The Pioneer Web
Content Filter for Education

Protect students from harmful content wherever they’re learning

Your First Line of Defense Against Threats

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Get flexibility and control to promote learning and exploration without hindering productivity or compromising end-user privacy.

  • Scale with our cloud-hosted, device-level patented technology without increasing costs or compromising on performance.
  • Get consistent coverage and reporting for all OSes, popular devices, and browsers.
  • Manage customisable policies for all users, on and off site, including BYOD and IoT.
  • Prevent access to millions of inappropriate sites, images, and videos faster and more accurately with the most extensive AI database.

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Lightspeed Filter

Protect Students From Harmful Online Content

Get more than e-safety Compliance

Implement simple out-of-the-box compliance of the Keeping Children Safe in Education and Ofsted e-safety, or build comprehensive policies based on existing roster groups to selectively allow or block content and set parameters for safe search, read-only social media, unknown content, and more.

Get precise web filtering for schools

Lightspeed Filter’s AI and in-house data scientists sort hundreds of thousands of websites into over 100 categories daily, differentiating types of sites such as adult gaming versus educational gaming, promoting a safe digital learning experience.

Enable rapid-decision making

Get MAT, school, and user-focused dashboards and reports. Get instant visibility of all student and staff on-device usage, including top websites, apps, blocks, searches, and more.

Promote safe YouTube access

Our AI categorisation has crawled over 184 million YouTube videos to ensure only educational content is available when Lightspeed SmartPlay™ is on. Plus, hide embedded videos, thumbnails, featured videos, sidebars, and comments with just one click.

Equip parents with student activity insights

The Lightspeed Parent Portal™ empowers parents to manage screen time, pausing web browsing, and provide visibility into student online activity at no additional cost.

Easily troubleshoot with live user web activity

Get real-time user web activity reporting to quickly manage policy
updates during setup or when solving troubleshooting support tickets by easily pinpointing issues, testing, and validating changes for multiple users–instantly.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is Lightspeed Filter compatible on all operating systems (OS)?

    Lightspeed Filter uses proprietary SmartAgents compatible on Chrome, Windows, Mac (compatible with the latest Mac OS update: Big Sur), and iOS operating systems.

  • Can I use Lightspeed Filter to block and allow YouTube videos?

    Lightspeed SmartPlay uses advanced machine-learning AI – with a database that grows daily – for advanced filtering capabilities on YouTube. No matter where students are located, SmartPlay allows and blocks embedded video content around the internet to ensure only appropriate content is being shown. SmartPlay is available to Lightspeed Filter users, and offers detailed reporting and control options for educators.

  • Can parents have access to their students’ online activity reports with Lightspeed Filter?

    Lightspeed Parent Portal includes Weekly Parent Report emails to improve communication between the school and the students’ home. Lightspeed Filter customers can invite parents to view their child’s internet activity, straight to their inbox. Lightspeed Parent Portal empowers a students’ family to get involved in their education without extra work for IT teams.


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All the tools your school needs for safe digital learning

Easy SSL decryption

Provide multi-OS SSL decryption without the need to configure proxies, PACs, or trust certificates. Lightspeed SmartAgents™ put the power of a filter inside each device.

Admin roles

Delegate responsibility to educators and staff without granting them full administrative access. Set read and write controls for policies, reports, and student data based on individuals or groups.

Cloud DNS filter

Get your networks filtered and e-safety compliant in less than 60 seconds without setting up agents or appliances at no additional cost.

Flexible policy management 

Locate and manage group policies with quick search functionality, breadcrumb navigation, and granular group filtering.

Fast roster syncing

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

Inside out protection

Prevent users from accessing harmful content by triggering internet lockouts and leveraging seven cybersecurity focused categories to block risky activity faster. Stay on top of the latest threats with our integration to industry protection lists like Phishtank, MI6, and IWF.

Granular gaming, streaming and social media controls

Allow, block, or enable read-only for different groups and keep up with the latest distractions on Instagram, TikTok, Spotify, Twitch, and more.

Lifetime data storage

Get access to 90 days of searchable data history and lifetime data retention.

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

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