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Parental Controls

LightSail offers parents complete control over what their children can see and read. You can control Child Safe Features, Media Access, Platform Features, and Spending Limitations.

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 do I know what books are right for my child?

LightSail takes the guesswork out of choosing books for your child by tailoring each child’s library to their precise reading level.

By honing in on a child’s precise Lexile reading score, LightSail can match them with books that are at that “just-right” level to promote optimal reading progress.

And because LightSail contains such a wide-ranging array of content, there is always a vast selection of books for any topic or interest.

What ages/grades is LightSail for?

LightSail’s Premium and Standard subscriptions are designed for children in grades 3 through 12 (ages 8-18).

We also have a World Book Kids subscription for grades 1 through 2 (ages 5-7) and a World Book Early Learners subscription for PreK through K (ages 2-5).

Is LightSail different from an Amazon Kindle or other e-readers?

Unlike static e-readers, LightSail doesn’t just offer children books.

Every book and article in LightSail contains 6 layers of added features that let your child experience books.

By adapting to a child’s precise reading ability, offering them content that is at that “just-right” reading level to promote literacy growth, and providing a fully customizable, rewarding reading experience, LightSail unlocks the magic of reading in ways no physical book or static e-reader can.

What types of parental control do I have over my child’s activity and content?

In short, complete control.

LightSail contains an entire suite of parental control features that govern every aspect of the platform from video viewing, to chats, to what content can be seen and accessed.

Additionally, LightSail’s revolutionary ChildSafe Content Controls lets parents screen and block content according to dozens of nuanced subcategories based on maturity factors, family values, and religious topics.

How can I make reading fun for my child?

LightSail incorporates gamification features into every aspect of the platform, especially reading!

By integrating badges, goals and milestones, social sharing options, motivational messages, and the ability for parents to add customizable gift rewards, LightSail incentivizes reading, writing, and learning just like kids’ favorite games.

Parental Controls

Parental Controls allows you to relax while your child is in LightSail. You have complete oversight of all of your child's activities. The ChildSafe matrix lets you control the content your child is allowed to read. You will be guided through the Parental Controls set up, so you never have to worry about whether a book is not appropriate for your child.

About Us

We are LightSail for Reading at Home-a literacy and language arts platform adapted from LightSail Education. LightSail Education has been working to advance literacy skills in K-12 schools since 2012.

Gamification

LightSail has built gamification into every step of your child’s journey. They can set goals, earn badges, use social sharing, and gift rewards. These practices make learning in LightSail fun and rewarding. Your child will be encouraged and excited to read.

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