With Lightspeed Alert, our patented device-level agents help safety personnel monitor student activity for signs of suicide, self-harm, and violence anywhere students interact online. Similar to the way your district’s web filter will scan for and block harmful online content, Lightspeed Alert’s AI scans for and flags signs of suicidal intent and ideation by surveying:
Whether students are on- or off-campus, our advanced machine learning technology analyzes all online activity to identify students at risk of self-harm or suicide (and to differentiate them from students researching subjects that can trigger alerts, such as an essay about To Kill a Mockingbird). Real-time alerts on at-risk students provide all the details and screenshots districts need to understand the level of risk and to intervene with appropriate support.
We understand a major challenge for schools and districts is continuously monitoring their alert systems. Lightspeed Alert can help, thanks to 24/7/365 human review performed by Lightspeed Safety Specialists.
Lightspeed Safety Specialists are a global, in-house team trained in CSAM, threat assessment, and suicide prevention. When threats are identified, our human review team immediately contacts school and/or district officials and, when appropriate, law enforcement for intervention.
“I can’t emphasize enough, and how seriously, that Lightspeed Alert saves lives,” said Judy Burgess, Director of Equity and Student Services at Visalia Unified School District in California. “We have instances where we have gotten the alert, called law enforcement, and literally stopped a student from hurting themself. This was for a student we never even expected to have an issue.”
Student safety and suicide prevention are school-wide efforts. With Lightspeed Alert, schools can designate district administrators, counselors, teachers, and principals to receive alerts for their schools or groups to get the right information in the right hands at the right time.
The more student activity districts can monitor for warning signs, the stronger the suicide prevention efforts will be. Lightspeed Alert works on any site—from search engines to social media, YouTube to Google docs.
When an alert came through from a student’s Google doc, Lightspeed Safety Specialist Jason Veselka was quick to act: the student had written, “I won’t kill myself yet.” Jason immediately escalated the incident to the district safety personnel, who were able to get the student help.
|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||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Integrated solutions platform||✓||✓||✓||✓|
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