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Parental Controls

Align your library with your family’s values,
THEN
Personalize content for each child.

LightSail contains a suite of parental control features that give parents peace of mind and the ability to customize settings for each individual child to a level far beyond anything previously available.

ChildSafe Content Controls

Assessment Controls

Media Controls

Feature Controls

Reading Controls

Writing Controls

Chat & Social Controls

Spending Controls

ChildSafe Content Controls

Assessment Controls

Media Controls

Feature Controls

Reading Controls

Writing Controls

Chat & Social Controls

Spending Controls

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Click a button below to explore our eight levels of parental control features in more detail. Come see what makes LightSail the only content platform available that you can fully customize to your family’s values and your children’s individual needs.

Parental Control Features

Let’s get serious about parental controls!

LightSail gives you the certainty of knowing that your children are only accessing safe, educational content—plus the power to customize and optimize all of the features and modules to meet each child’s unique homeschooling needs.

Content Protection Controls

All content in LightSail has been assessed to ensure that it is both educational and appropriate. We automatically filter content for each child’s reading level and age.

But we haven’t stopped there! LightSail has created a revolutionary content protection matrix tool. Our team reads and evaluates every book based on dozens of maturity and values factors.

Then, we give parents complete control over each child’s access. Parents no longer need to read each book in advance to know what potentially objectionable material it contains.

ChildSafe Content Controls

Assessment Controls

Media Controls

Feature Controls

Reading Controls

Writing Controls

Chat & Social Controls

Spending Controls

Block or allow content

Require parental approval

Control classics settings

Control unrated content settings

Content Protection Controls

All content in LightSail has been rigorously assessed to ensure that it is both educational and appropriate. We automatically filter content for each child’s reading level and age. But we haven’t stopped there! LightSail has created revolutionary Content Protection Controls . Our team reads and evaluates every book based on dozens of maturity and values factors. Then, we give parents complete control over each child’s access. Parents no longer need to read each book in advance to know what potentially objectionable material it contains.

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How many parent accounts are included with a childs license?

Every family account includes 2 parent accounts

I am part of a homeschool group and we share teaching responsibilities. How can I access those accounts?

LightSail has created a Teacher/Coach role that can connect with multiple accounts. This is available as an add-on purchase. This account acts as additional parent with full teacher control to all connected accounts.

Is your platform only Faith-Based?

LightSail is available for both Faith-Based and Non Faith-Based families. A parent can choose to allow Faith-Based content or hide Faith-Based content including Library Collections and Lesson Plans. LightSail has created hundred of Faith-Based and non Faith-Based Library Collections, Bookmarks, Quotations, and Lesson Plans.

If I want to purchase a book with your E-Commerce store, do I have to buy a copy for each license I purchased?

No, when you purchase a book using our E-Commerce store you only need to purchase 1 copy for your entire family. Your purchase includes unlimited checkouts.

How does LightSail’s childsafe protection work?

At LightSail, a parent’s ability to oversee their child’s online experience and align it with their faith and values is of the utmost importance. To this end, LightSail contains an entire suite of parental control features and never-before-seen ChildSafe Content Controls giving parents ultimate peace of mind.

These content controls contain dozens of nuanced subcategories for potentially objectionable material based on both maturity and religious factors. Then, it shows parents if a book contains a reference to any of those subcategories and allows them to block or allow single titles or entire subcategories for each child individually. Our ChildSafe Content Controls offer unprecedented insight into and control over the content your children consume without the need to read every book in advance.

  • Block or allow individual pieces of content.
  • Block or allow entire subcategories of content.
  • Require a child to request parental approval before opening entire subcategories of content.
  • Block, allow, or require requesting parental approval for all Classics library content.
  • Block or require requesting parental approval for all unrated content.

Click here to learn more about all of our parental controls.

Parental Controls

Complete oversight and control over all of your children’s content and activity.

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