Lightspeed Systems Solves K-12’s YouTube Problem in New Whitepaper

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“Safe YouTube Access in Schools” features veteran ed-tech company’s tips for ensuring appropriate video streaming in K-12 schools

In “Safe YouTube Access in Schools,” Lightspeed Systems reveals what schools need to know to solve the ‘YouTube Problem’ once and for all.

Education technology solution provider Lightspeed Systems has published a new whitepaper on one of the biggest safety challenges of the digital-learning age. “Safe YouTube in Schools” shares why schools have struggled with safely allowing YouTube for students plus the best options for giving kids access to appropriate, educational videos.

Lightspeed Systems has been filtering K-12 schools for almost 20 years, a fact that has positioned the company as a leader in the education space. Earlier this year, Lightspeed cemented its reputation for innovation by introducing Smart Play, a proprietary technology for schools that identifies and allows educationally appropriate YouTube videos, blocking explicit and harmful content.

Smart Play utilizes artificial intelligence and machine learning to make 38 million (and counting) safe videos available to students. This solution can be turned on with the click of a button in Lightspeed Systems Relay, a filtering/monitoring solution for Chromebooks, as well as the Lightspeed Systems Web Filter.

In “Safe YouTube Access in Schools,” Lightspeed Systems reveals what schools need to know to solve the ‘YouTube Problem’ once and for all, including:

  • Why schools struggle with YouTube access
  • Why encryption changed the YouTube filtering game
  • The five most common strategies for handling YouTube in K-12, plus pros and cons of each method
  • An overview of Smart Play — how it works, and how it can solve your YouTube problems for good

To download the free whitepaper “Safe YouTube Access in Schools,” visit

About Lightspeed Systems
Lightspeed Systems partners with schools to make learning safe, mobile and easily managed. Partnered with 6,500 districts in the United States and 25,000 schools around the world, Lightspeed Systems offers integrated solutions for smarter K-12 school networks: Web Filter, Mobile Manager, Management Bundle for Windows, and Relay for Chrome. To learn more, visit

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