Digital Threat Assessment® teaches participants to establish a Digital Behavioral Baseline through a School Safety / Threat Assessment (SS/TA) lens. By engaging with popular social media applications, you will learn how to find and document worrisome digital media content originating from your school community. This training solidifies your understanding of how to effectively use DTA as a critical part of any modern-day Threat Assessment.


• To apply the principles of Behavioral Threat Assessment to DTA
• To identify the digital behavioral baseline of individuals on the pathway to violence
• To assess the language of online threat-related behavior
• Searching within commonly used platforms such as, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat
• To utilize boolean operators, people search engines, and access cached data
• To validate the source of images and video
• Best practice for online navigation and ensuring privacy safeguards
• To use law enforcement guides to request user identifying information (preservation and production orders)
• To crowdsource localized and time relevant social media posts from your school and area
• The latest updates to stories, reels, hashtags, and IGTV
• To identify concerning trends and create awareness to ensure safety and mental wellbeing
• To gather public social media data with geolocation relevance—what are the most effective ways to identify potential witnesses in a public act of violence?
• To use social media to find a missing person
• To document your digital findings

*Further preparatory instructions for the DTA class will be provided in your registration email.


The DTA training curriculum offered by Safer Schools Together is second to none.  On principle, it is focused on training the user to become the expert, rather than pushing a software or support package.  The result is an immediate and confident application of the skills and a direct impact on student safety.  From a cost/benefit perspective, I would consider it foolish to not take advantage of what they are offering.

Officer Will Chapman, SRO

Officer Will Chapman, SRO Founder, Chapman School Safety

The Safer Schools Together Digital Threat Assessment® training was incredibly informative and engaging. The day flew by and left me wanting to know more. Most of all, it was thought-provoking in ways that are essential in understanding how we can use modern technology to help our students and communities in HUGE ways. Personally, I believe every school would benefit from receiving this training! Looking forward to continuing to learn with Safer Schools Together. Thank you!

Melissa Ironside, Itinerant High/Low Incidence Support Teacher

Melissa Ironside, Itinerant High/Low Incidence Support Teacher SD 48 - Sea to Sky

I thoroughly enjoyed attending this training. I gained immense insight and hope to attend the advanced digital threat assessment training in the near future. I KNOW this is valuable information that everyone in education should have.

Hunter McLeod, Threat Assessment Coordinator

Hunter McLeod, Threat Assessment Coordinator North Central Educational Service District

By far the Digital Threat Assessment training with the SST team was the best I have been to.  Real-world applications for helping to keep the kids safe from themselves and others when using social media.  Highly recommended!!

Michael Sedor, Dean of Students

Michael Sedor, Dean of Students Brooks Middle School

This training was exceptional! The trainers were experts in their field who answered all questions asked of them. They were kind and patient with everyone on the zoom training. I would recommend this training to all security, administrators, and police officers!

Alyson Baber, Security Coordinator

Alyson Baber, Security Coordinator Montgomery County Public Schools

This was hands down, one of the best trainings I have attended in my 24 years as a law enforcement officer.  The material was very relevant to what I am dealing with in my schools as an SRO and would love to see more training like this in the future!

Joy Davis, School Resource Officer

Joy Davis, School Resource Officer City of Edwardsville Police Department

The Digital Threat Assessment Training provided by Safer Schools Together was incredibly informative and helpful to me as an administrator in understanding new online trends among teens, along with search tools available at my disposal to take a preventative approach to threat management.

Katie Wood, Dean of Students

Katie Wood, Dean of Students West Aurora High School

This was a great training. I feel much more informed and educated about how to investigate crimes on social media platforms. Very useful information

Adam Doleschy, School Liaison Officer

Adam Doleschy, School Liaison Officer West Bend Police

I’ve been with MCPS security for over 12 years and have many other years in other security-related fields and this was the best 8 hours spent at any training that I have ever received. So many topics that we learned today will help us with investigations and putting out fires before they begin. Cannot thank Safer Schools Together enough for all of the amazing and real-life knowledge that they shared. There is no doubt that Safer Schools Together has helped so many students, staff, and families in so many different ways.

Joe Tehaan, Security Assistant

Joe Tehaan, Security Assistant Montgomery County

I love SST’s trainings! I walk away from each with the ability to plan and implement ideas and strategies for our district team.

Donna Barner, District Coordinator of Student Support Services

Donna Barner, District Coordinator of Student Support Services Fraser Cascade School District #78

I was deeply impressed by the depth, breadth, and scope of the information shared.  The presenters were outstanding!  I highly recommend this training!

Dr. Jeffrey Lannan, Counsellor

Dr. Jeffrey Lannan, Counsellor St. John Brebeuf Regional Secondary School

This was the most informative training I have attended on Threat Assessment, Social Media, and student’s online use.  The presenters were absolutely amazing and did a great job of speaking to an audience with a wide range of knowledge and experience. Thank you so much and I look forward to the upcoming trainings!

Sheila Kembel, Regional School Safety Program Manager

Sheila Kembel, Regional School Safety Program Manager Puget Sound Educational Service District

I feel that SST did a great job with the Digital Threat Assessment class. The course material was very informative and well presented by the instructors. The information I learned from this class will definitely enable me to perform my investigative duties at a higher level.

Raymond Croze, Corporal

Raymond Croze, Corporal Clearwater Police Department

This was literally the best school training I have ever had.  Everyone in charge of school safety needs this training.

Rich Transon, Dean of Students

Rich Transon, Dean of Students Brooks Middle School

Overall training was detailed and extremely informative. The trainer had a wealth of knowledge that not only pertained to our educational system but also to the law enforcement community. I would highly recommend all SRO’s to attend training by Safer Schools Together.

Kourtney Nemec, School Resource Officer

Kourtney Nemec, School Resource Officer Antioch High School

The DTA training I took part in gave me an excellent foundation as a new member of an Admin team to feel confident in assessing and investigating potential threats and concerns for our school community.

Ethan Shoemaker, Vice Principal

Ethan Shoemaker, Vice Principal St. Thomas More Collegiate

It is so reassuring to connect with an organization that are experts in their field. As a school, knowing we can reach out at any time for support is very much appreciated. The many trainings I have attended from SST have all been extremely informative, well presented and presented many take-aways. Thank you, SST!

Lisa Bremner, Head of House (Counsellor)

Lisa Bremner, Head of House (Counsellor) Collingwood School

As a Community and School Resource Officer, I was in awe of the information this training presented. Social media is not an option, it is the way our students and youth communicate on a daily basis. Within two weeks of taking the Digital Threat Assessment training from Safer Schools Together, four students walked into the office at one of my schools to report that their friend was contemplating suicide. During the initial interview with them, I was able to utilize Snapchat’s new SnapMap feature to quickly locate the student on a map in real-time. Previous to the training, I didn’t know that there was such a tool that would allow us this opportunity. I believe that a student is alive right now due to the courage of the four students and the quick use of available open-source social media. This is a MUST have training for school districts and any law enforcement who deal with youth. This training WILL save lives!!

Police Officer

Police Officer

Very useful training! A lot of knowledge and a much needed skills in todays schools.

Kaitlyn Yates, Teacher

Kaitlyn Yates, Teacher SD34 Abbotsford

Safer Schools Together, was super informative and explained concepts thoroughly. The use of real life experiences for examples really helped convey the messages and helped to better understand ways to help staff and students feel safe at school. I would recommend training with Safer Schools Together to all, and I look forward to future trainings that are hosted.

Shiara Dhillon, Family Wellness Worker

Shiara Dhillon, Family Wellness Worker Wild Rose School Division

Every educator, district IT staff & law enforcement personnel should be required to take this course. It contains valuable tools & knowledge needed to research & locate potential threats. Definitely worthwhile.

Cheryl Ann Johnson, Admin Assistant/Support to IT

Cheryl Ann Johnson, Admin Assistant/Support to IT Fort McMurray Public School Division

As an SRO I have an added sense of confidence in my abilities to find relevant digital information to address school safety issues after attending SST’s Digital Threat Assessment training. The training provided a solid foundation knowledge that I can continue to build upon.

Monte White Sr., School Resource Officer

Monte White Sr., School Resource Officer Hobart Police Department

The training was very informative and relevant. A must have for every Behavioral Threat Assessment Team.

Willie J. Hunt, Director of Safety and Security

Willie J. Hunt, Director of Safety and Security Kankakee School District 111

This was excellent training with valuable resources that could be put in place right away for our threat assessment team.

Sarah Lenfield, School Counselor

Sarah Lenfield, School Counselor Kankakee School District 111

This training was exceptionally presented and packed full of educational information that is necessary in today’s world.

Krista Hill, School Psychologist

Krista Hill, School Psychologist Richmond Public Schools

Wonderful training with very knowledgeable and personable trainers. Clearly well educated on the subject matter and willing to work with everyone.

Albert Parker, School Security Officer

Albert Parker, School Security Officer Buckingham County Schools

I have been deeply involved with our school districts threat assessment procedures for almost 10 years and have attended many SST trainings. Each time I come away with more knowledge and skills that I am able to immediately implement. SST has become a go to resource and has been instrumental in us constructing and maintaining a meaningful threat assessment processes.

Jason Kohl, School Psychologist

Jason Kohl, School Psychologist Galax City Public Schools

Our presenters did an excellent job of providing us with the investigative tools to provide thorough background searches of the online component of threat assessments. About 80% of our threat assessments come in the form of digital threats making this relevant to where we are right now.

Aaron Boughner, Assistant Principal

Aaron Boughner, Assistant Principal Powhatan County Public Schools

Wonderful presentation. Clear, concise, and very relevant. Provided me with information that I may share with my schools to keep everyone safe.

Karen Taylor, Secondary Supervisor

Karen Taylor, Secondary Supervisor Buchanan County Public Schools

I learned more practical information in this single-day digital threat training than I have in weeks of threat assessment training. The resources are excellent for reference in the future.

Marie Petrone, Director of Student and Family Services

Marie Petrone, Director of Student and Family Services Amherst County Public Schools

As a threat assessment professional, digital threat assessment is vital to a complete investigations. With an ever changing landscape, this type of training is crucial to stay up to date.

Ken Nakamura, Threat Assessment Detective

Ken Nakamura, Threat Assessment Detective Roseville Police Department

I have found the SST courses to be very good, and after completing them I am now aware of just how unaware I was before of the depth of data available and how to use it when critical events arise. The SST trainers have all been excellent and my contact with the staff at SST, both verbally and via email, to help choose a sequence of courses was incredibly helpful.

Jason Hobbs, Teacher

Jason Hobbs, Teacher Unisus School

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