FETC News: Using Web 2.0 sites safely

Lightspeed Systems will be offering a new feature in its latest version of Total Traffic Control that enables schools to use educational content from Web 2.0 sites while mitigating the risks. Several school districts are piloting the new feature, which includes a content library for safe access and resource sharing, along with collaborative tools. The company has also assembled the Anti-Virus Strike Force to improve virus and malware detection and response.

"We've been testing Lightspeed's Educational Video Library as a way to bring more streaming audio and video resources into the classroom without allowing access to all the inappropriate content," said Jonathan Foth, director of information technology for Bakersfield City School District in California.

"Integrating web 2.0 resource management and teacher collaboration into our current Lightspeed suite will allow us to continue to use a product that requires less overall management overhead from our IT team," added Foth.

For more information, visit www.lightspeedsystems.com.