Lightspeed Systems Releases a New Guide: Web Filtering in Today’s Schools

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The free resource helps K-12 districts balance the educational use of the Internet with online safety and security.

Web Filtering Guide

Get your copy at: http://www.lightspeedsystems.com/landing/web-filter-best-practices-download.aspx

In addition to appreciating the fact that a filtering company recognizes the risks of over-filtering and sees both sides of this often-controversial topic, readers have thanked us for clearing up specific points about CIPA requirements.

In today’s schools, web filters increasingly impact both IT staff and curriculum departments. Lightspeed Systems recognizes the need to share information, facts, and best practices that could help districts balance the needs of both departments. The newly-released guide, Web Filtering in Today’s Schools: Balancing IT and Educator Needs, is a free resource that addresses the demanding pull of web filtering in schools—having to secure the network, protect users from inappropriate content, and meet CIPA requirements—while still providing access to online resources and allowing for online learning and collaboration.

With this informative guide, Lightspeed Systems shows that blocking inappropriate content doesn’t have to mean blocking learning. In Web Filtering in Today’s Schools, readers will discover the purposes and challenges of filtering, the latest requirements of CIPA, best practices in filtering, questions to ask before choosing a solution, and how to balance IT and educator needs.

“Response from educators and IT staff alike has been very positive,” shares Amy Bennett, Marketing Director at Lightspeed Systems. “In addition to appreciating the fact that a filtering company recognizes the risks of over-filtering and sees both sides of this often-controversial topic, readers have thanked us for clearing up specific points about CIPA requirements.” The guide has also generated interest in the Lightspeed Systems solution, which brings a collaborative learning platform and educational resource library into the safe, monitored realm of a content filter, reports Bennett.

The Lightspeed Systems Campus Collaboration Bundle combines a web/mobile filter with the My Big Campus collaborative learning platform, hosted email, and a hosted district web site. The Campus Collaboration Bundle gives schools a safe, monitored, integrated way to access resources and people, keeping students engaged and arming them with the 21st century skills they need for success—in a safe, monitored way that educators and IT can feel comfortable with.

To find out more and download a free copy of Web Filtering in Today’s Schools, visit: http://www.lightspeedsystems.com/landing/web-filter-best-practices-download.aspx

About Lightspeed Systems
To us, education isn't an industry; it's a passion. Our solutions make it safe, secure, and easy for IT staff to give users access to resources that make learning engaging, collaborative—and real.

Since 1999, Lightspeed Systems has been partnering with, listening to, and supporting IT staff in schools—making their day-to-day tasks manageable and their educational goals reachable. Today our solutions are used in more than 2,000 school districts for more than 7 million students. Our products have won numerous awards and our company has been recognized on the Inc. 5,000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies for the last five years. But more than what we've done, we're interested in what we can do, together: transform education. For more information, call 661-716-7600, or visit http://www.lightspeedsystems.com.

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