Current Online Behavioral Trends and Updates | Jan 27, 2022

Thursday, January 27, 2022
Login: 8:30 am Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Session: 9:00 am–11:00 am Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Individual ticket price: $39 per session OR
10 session subscription (individual use only): $279 – Click HERE to purchase

Monthly Current Online Behavioral Trends and Updates complement SST’s Digital Threat Assessment® (DTA) training. These sessions enhance School Safety / Threat Assessment teams’ understanding of the ever-changing digital landscape and include a live Q&A with SST Threat Analysts.

YOU WILL LEARN:

• Updates and changes to all leading social media platforms
• Key information for SS/TA teams
• Case Scenarios: recent case files handled by SST Threat Analysts
• Trends, language, and new ways that students communicate online
• Risk enhancing behaviors – what to look out for

An email will be sent to attendees 2 business days prior to the event date with the Zoom information to join this session.  Please look out for this and check your spam/junk folder in case it is routed there.

If you are interested in learning more about Safer School Together’s customized remote training sessions for your school/district, please contact us at info@saferschoolstogether.com.

This ticket is non-refundable.

Digital Threat Assessment® Training | Jan 18, 2022

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Login: 7:30 am Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Session: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Individual ticket price: $199

(An email will be sent closer to the event date giving details of the Zoom link to join this session.  Please look out for this and check your spam/ junk folder in case it goes in there by mistake)

Digital Threat Assessment® teaches participants to establish a Digital Behavioral Baseline through a School Safety / Threat Assessment 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.

YOU WILL LEARN:

• 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

If you are interested in learning more about Safer School Together’s customized remote training sessions for your school/district, please contact us at info@saferschoolstogether.com.

Cancellation Policy

Safer Schools Together (SST) reserves the right to cancel or reschedule training. If SST cancels or reschedules training due to weather or unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of SST, you are entitled to a full refund, but SST is not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you as a result of such cancellation. If SST cancels a training in which you are enrolled, you will be contacted at the email address you provided when registering, so please be sure to provide a valid email address.

Any cancellation or transfer made by a participant needs to be in writing. If the registration fee has already been paid, a credit will be applied for a future training course unless a refund is specifically requested by the agency at the time of cancellation. A $50.00 administrative fee will be applied for any refund processed, and a $25.00 transfer fee will be charged for any transfers between classes or attendees.  Any request for a refund must be done 10 days prior to the training date.

 

Digital Threat Assessment® Training | Dec 8, 2021

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Login: 7:30 am Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Session: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Individual ticket price: $199

(An email will be sent closer to the event date giving details of the Zoom link to join this session.  Please look out for this and check your spam/ junk folder in case it goes in there by mistake)

Digital Threat Assessment® teaches participants to establish a Digital Behavioral Baseline through a School Safety / Threat Assessment 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.

YOU WILL LEARN:

• 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

If you are interested in learning more about Safer School Together’s customized remote training sessions for your school/district, please contact us at info@saferschoolstogether.com.

Cancellation Policy

Safer Schools Together (SST) reserves the right to cancel or reschedule training. If SST cancels or reschedules training due to weather or unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of SST, you are entitled to a full refund, but SST is not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you as a result of such cancellation. If SST cancels a training in which you are enrolled, you will be contacted at the email address you provided when registering, so please be sure to provide a valid email address.

Any cancellation or transfer made by a participant needs to be in writing. If the registration fee has already been paid, a credit will be applied for a future training course unless a refund is specifically requested by the agency at the time of cancellation. A $50.00 administrative fee will be applied for any refund processed, and a $25.00 transfer fee will be charged for any transfers between classes or attendees.  Any request for a refund must be done 10 days prior to the training date.

 

Current Online Behavioral Trends and Updates | Nov 23, 2021

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Login: 8:30 am Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Session: 9:00 am–11:00 am Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Individual ticket price: $39 per session OR
10 session subscription (individual use only): $279 – Click HERE to purchase

Monthly Current Online Behavioral Trends and Updates complement SST’s Digital Threat Assessment® (DTA) training. These sessions enhance School Safety / Threat Assessment (SS/TA) teams’ understanding of the ever-changing digital landscape and include a live Q&A with SST Threat Analysts.

YOU WILL LEARN:

• Updates and changes to all leading social media platforms
• Key information for SS/TA teams
• Case Scenarios: recent case files handled by SST Threat Analysts
• Trends, language, and new ways that students communicate online
• Risk enhancing behaviors – what to look out for

An email will be sent to attendees 2 business days prior to the event date with the Zoom information to join this session.  Please look out for this and check your spam/junk folder in case it is routed there.

If you are interested in learning more about Safer School Together’s customized remote training sessions for your school/district, please contact us at info@saferschoolstogether.com.

This ticket is non-refundable.

Advanced Digital Threat Assessment® Training | Nov 19, 2021

Friday, November 19, 2021
Login: 7:30 am Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Session: 8:00 am–2:30 pm Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Individual ticket price: $299 

(An email will be sent closer to the event date giving details of the Zoom link to join this session.  Please look out for this and check your spam/ junk folder in case it goes in there by mistake)

Non-negotiable prerequisite: SST Digital Threat Assessment® training (completed within the past 2 years)

Advanced DTA builds and expands significantly on the content covered during the prerequisite DTA training. Participants will gain a concrete understanding of how to select relevant digital information found in real-life School Safety / Threat Assessment data gathering scenarios. Working collaboratively through case scenarios based on real-life situations, teams navigate the social media world using familiar and new techniques.

Trainers will share standard operating procedures as participants work towards a final practical assignment by applying tools and lessons learned. Participants will leave feeling confident in their ability to independently establish the Digital Behavioral Baseline of a subject of concern (SOC) and produce a comprehensive report.

YOU WILL LEARN:

• The browser extensions vital to conducting online searches
• Application of advanced online investigative tools
• How to establish the Digital Behavioral Baseline of an individual, school, and community
• Online searches for capturing timely and relevant content before it disappears (e.g., impending bomb threat, school lockdown, cyberbullying)
• How to use social media to find a missing person
• How to address online threat-related behaviors and anonymous threats
• How to use law enforcement guides to request user identifying information (preservation and production orders)
• How to configure dashboards: automating searches to save time
• The lesser-known platforms: Gab, 4chan, 8kun, and kiwi farms
• Current best practice for teams addressing school shooting threats, self-harm, sexting/sextortion, and bullying/cyberbullying related incidents
• Crowdsourcing using Twitter geofencing
• Reverse phone/email search
• How to examine the metadata of photos
• Photoshop/error level analysis
• Useful browser add-ons and extensions

Cancellation Policy

Safer Schools Together (SST) reserves the right to cancel or reschedule training. If SST cancels or reschedules training due to weather or unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of SST, you are entitled to a full refund, but SST is not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you as a result of such cancellation. If SST cancels a training in which you are enrolled, you will be contacted at the email address you provided when registering, so please be sure to provide a valid email address.

Any cancellation or transfer made by a participant needs to be in writing. If the registration fee has already been paid, a credit will be applied for a future training course unless a refund is specifically requested by the agency at the time of cancellation. A $50.00 administrative fee will be applied for any refund processed, and a $25.00 transfer fee will be charged for any transfers between classes or attendees.  Any request for a refund must be done 10 days prior to the training date.

If you are interested in learning more about Safer School Together’s customized remote training sessions for your school/district, please contact us at info@saferschoolstogether.com.

 

Responding to Racism and Targeted Hate | Nov 2, 2021

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Login: 8:30 am Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Session: 9:00 am–11:00 am Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Individual ticket price: $39 

Our schools and districts are not immune to racism or the difficulties of diffusing tensions that have escalated at provincial/state, national, and international levels. This training gives insight on how to reach out to students to help create feelings of being valued and respected. Racism is not limited to day-to-day experiences in public or at school. This session provides participants with a deeper understanding of how to create a positive learning environment for all students.

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Awareness of the cultural temperatures in our school
  • Learning what the three levels of racism are
  • The positives of discussing racism in our communities
  • The history of racism
  • What is privilege?
  • What is Restorative Practice?
  • Creating awareness of online trends related to racism
  • What a Circle Process is and how to implement it in your classroom
  • What is a reporting tool and why is it important?
  • Guided questions that are important to use when unpacking crisis within the school
  • What is Community vs Non-Community in relation to racism?

Presenters:

Nick Brown
Trainer / Consultant for Safer Schools Together

Upon completion of the Human Services Foundation program in 2003, Nick began his career at Lutherwood, a mental health treatment center and youth custody program. Throughout the next 16 years, he worked alongside a multi-disciplinary team, providing strength based, client centered treatment to vulnerable youth and their families. As time progressed, he moved into a Family Counsellor role, offering direct support to at-risk and high-risk families in the creation of goal setting and providing professional recommendations upon completion.

For 12 years, he worked for John Howard Society in the YARD Program – a community-based gang-exit program serving youth involved with/or at risk of joining a gang.  Through this program, behaviour change support was provided to youth through the development of pro-social, leadership and employability skills.

Nick is a trainer and consultant for Safer Schools Together and works for the District of Surrey where he is an active member of the WRAP team. His dedication and commitment for this work comes from his training and experience in attachment and restorative justice.

Steven MacDonald
Threat Analyst / Trainer for Safer Schools Together

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Victoria, Steven specialized in language analytics and artificial intelligence for major media corporations in the Tech Industry. He now is a Trainer and Digital Threat Analyst for Safer Schools Together.

Steven’s experience and knowledge in both technology and the world of social media have enabled him to have a greater understanding and a more hands-on approach to working with school-aged children with the ability to assist in data collection and accurate threat assessments for school districts nationwide.

As a trainer, Steven is passionate about providing presentations and workshops to students, staff, and parents on social media awareness, the importance of creating a positive digital footprint, cyberbullying, and online safety.


An email will be sent to attendees 2 business days prior to the event date with the Zoom information to join this session.  Please look out for this and check your spam/junk folder in case it is routed there.

If you are interested in learning more about Safer School Together’s customized remote training sessions for your school/district, please contact us at info@saferschoolstogether.com.

This ticket is non-refundable.

Current Online Behavioral Trends and Updates | Oct 28, 2021

Thursday, October 28, 2021
Login: 8:30 am Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Session: 9:00 am–11:00 am Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Individual ticket price: $39 per session OR
10 session subscription (for individual use only): $279 – Click HERE to purchase

Monthly Current Online Behavioral Trends and Updates complement SST’s Digital Threat Assessment® (DTA) training. These sessions enhance School Safety / Threat Assessment (SS/TA) teams’ understanding of the ever-changing digital landscape and include a live Q&A with SST Threat Analysts.

YOU WILL LEARN:

• Updates and changes to all leading social media platforms
• Key information for SS/TA teams
• Case Scenarios: recent case files handled by SST Threat Analysts
• Trends, language, and new ways that students communicate online
• Risk enhancing behaviors – what to look out for

An email will be sent to attendees 2 business days prior to the event date with the Zoom information to join this session.  Please look out for this and check your spam/junk folder in case it is routed there.

If you are interested in learning more about Safer School Together’s customized remote training sessions for your school/district, please contact us at info@saferschoolstogether.com.

This ticket is non-refundable.

Digital Threat Assessment® Training | Oct 6, 2021

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Login: 7:30 am Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Session: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Individual ticket price: $199

(An email will be sent closer to the event date giving details of the Zoom link to join this session.  Please look out for this and check your spam/ junk folder in case it goes in there by mistake)

Digital Threat Assessment® teaches participants to establish a Digital Behavioral Baseline through a School Safety / Threat Assessment 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.

YOU WILL LEARN:

• 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

If you are interested in learning more about Safer School Together’s customized remote training sessions for your school/district, please contact us at info@saferschoolstogether.com.

Cancellation Policy

Safer Schools Together (SST) reserves the right to cancel or reschedule training. If SST cancels or reschedules training due to weather or unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of SST, you are entitled to a full refund, but SST is not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you as a result of such cancellation. If SST cancels a training in which you are enrolled, you will be contacted at the email address you provided when registering, so please be sure to provide a valid email address.

Any cancellation or transfer made by a participant needs to be in writing. If the registration fee has already been paid, a credit will be applied for a future training course unless a refund is specifically requested by the agency at the time of cancellation. A $50.00 administrative fee will be applied for any refund processed, and a $25.00 transfer fee will be charged for any transfers between classes or attendees.  Any request for a refund must be done 10 days prior to the training date.

 

Responding to Racism and Targeted Hate | Aug 31, 2021

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Login: 8:30 am Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Session: 9:00 am–11:00 am Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Individual ticket price: $39 

An email will be sent to attendees 2 business days prior to the event date with the Zoom information to join this session.  Please look out for this and check your spam/junk folder in case it is routed there.

This session provides expert insight from trainers who have worked in the field of restorative practice in communities affected by racism and hate. Our schools and school districts are not immune to racism or the difficulties of diffusing tensions that have escalated at provincial/state, national, and international levels. This training will give insight on how to reach out to students to help create feelings of being valued, respected, and wanted. Racism is not limited to day-to-day experiences in public and at school. This training will explore the digital trends and threats (hate, racism, and prejudice) online and on social media. To deal with issues such as racism and prejudice you will be introduced to the benefits of a reporting tool, walked through how to use one, and how to properly implement a reporting tool in your districts. Using the tools from this training we strive to provide a deeper understanding of how to create a positive experience for all students at school and online.

 This training will include:

  • Awareness of the cultural temperatures in our school
  • Learning what the three levels of racism are
  • The positives of discussing racism in our communities
  • The history of racism
  • What is privilege?
  • What is Restorative Practice?
  • Creating awareness of online trends related to racism
  • What a Circle Process is and how to implement it in your classroom
  • What is a reporting tool and why is it important?
  • Guided questions that are important to use when unpacking crisis within the school
  • What is Community vs Non-Community in relation to racism?

Presenters:

Nick Brown
Trainer/Consultant for Safer Schools Together

Upon completion of the Human Services Foundation program in 2003, Nick began his career at Lutherwood, a mental health treatment center and youth custody program. Throughout the next 16 years, he worked alongside a multi-disciplinary team, providing strength based, client centered treatment to vulnerable youth and their families. As time progressed, he moved into a Family Counsellor role, offering direct support to at-risk and high-risk families in the creation of goal setting and providing professional recommendations upon completion.

For 12 years, he worked for John Howard Society in the YARD Program – a community-based gang-exit program serving youth involved with/or at risk of joining a gang.  Through this program, behaviour change support was provided to youth through the development of pro-social, leadership and employability skills.

Nick is a trainer and consultant for Safer Schools Together and works for the District of Surrey where he is an active member of the WRAP team. His dedication and commitment for this work comes from his training and experience in attachment and restorative justice.

Steven MacDonald
Threat Analyst/Trainer for Safer Schools Together

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Victoria, Steven specialized in language analytics and artificial intelligence for major media corporations in the Tech Industry. He now is a Trainer and Digital Threat Analyst for Safer Schools Together.

Steven’s experience and knowledge in both technology and the world of social media have enabled him to have a greater understanding and a more hands-on approach to working with school-aged children with the ability to assist in data collection and accurate threat assessments for school districts nationwide.

As a trainer, Steven is passionate about providing presentations and workshops to students, staff, and parents on social media awareness, the importance of creating a positive digital footprint, cyberbullying, and online safety.

Rob Rai
Trainer for Safer Schools Together/Director of School & Community Connections for the Surrey School District #36, BC, Canada

Rob currently holds the position of Director of School & Community Connections for the Surrey School District (British Columbia’s largest School District) and has been working in the field of school-based youth violence prevention for the last 11 years in both this and his previous position as Manager of Safe Schools for the Surrey School District. His work in this field has taken him throughout North America where he has collaborated with experts on the subject in both Canada and the USA. Recognized for his innovative approaches to working with students and at-risk youth Rob has been awarded numerous honors in Canada and in the USA, including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal 2012.

 

 

 

 

An email will be sent to attendees 2 business days prior to the event date with the Zoom information to join this session.  Please look out for this and check your spam/junk folder in case it is routed there.

If you are interested in learning more about Safer School Together’s customized remote training sessions for your school/district, please contact us at info@saferschoolstogether.com.

This ticket is non-refundable.

Digital Threat Assessment® Training | Aug 26, 2021

Thursday, August 26, 2021
Login: 7:30 am Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Session: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Individual ticket price: $199 

(An email will be sent closer to the event date giving details of the Zoom Link to join this session.  Please look out for this and check your spam/ junk folder in case it goes in there by mistake)

Digital Threat Assessment® (DTA) teaches participants to establish a Digital Behavioral Baseline through a Threat Assessment / School Safety (TA/SS) 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.

DTA WILL INCLUDE:
• Applying the principles of Behavioral Threat Assessment to DTA
• Establishing a Digital Behavioral Baseline
• Assessing the language of online threat-related behavior
• Overview of searching within Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat
• Boolean search operators and accessing search engine cache data
• Validating the source of photos and images
• Law enforcement guides to request user identifying information (preservation and production orders)
• Crowdsourcing localized and time relevant social media posts from your school and area
• Current state of school safety and social media: concerning trends and creating awareness to ensure
safety and mental wellbeing

If you are interested in learning more about Safer School Together’s customized remote training sessions for your school/district, please contact us at info@saferschoolstogether.com.

Cancellation Policy

Safer Schools Together (SST) reserves the right to cancel or reschedule training. If SST cancels or reschedules training due to weather or unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of SST, you are entitled to a full refund, but SST is not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you as a result of such cancellation. If SST cancels a training in which you are enrolled, you will be contacted at the email address you provided when registering, so please be sure to provide a valid email address.

Any cancellation or transfer made by a participant needs to be in writing. If the registration fee has already been paid, a credit will be applied for a future training course unless a refund is specifically requested by the agency at the time of cancellation. A $50.00 administrative fee will be applied for any refund processed, and a $25.00 transfer fee will be charged for any transfers between classes or attendees.  Any request for a refund must be done 10 days prior to the training date.

 

Trauma-Informed Return to School | Aug 17, 2021

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Login: 9:30 am Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Session: 10:00 am – 11:30 am Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Individual ticket price: $39 

*Note:  This training includes challenging topics and subject matter that may be a contextual trigger for individuals who have recently been exposed to traumatic incidents in their personal/professional capacity.

This session is intended for staff and community partners who support school safety, climate, culture, and critical incident/trauma-related matters including:
• Principals, Vice Principals, and other staff (teachers, education assistants, counselors etc.)
• Community partners who support Threat Assessment / School Safety (TA/SS) teams and violence prevention (e.g. municipal police, child protection and
social workers, child and youth mental health workers)

TRAINING WILL INCLUDE:
• Implementing a successful trauma-informed return to school
• How trauma impacts learning
• How the pandemic has impacted students’ brains
• Strategies to support a comfortable return to school

An email will be sent to attendees 2 business days prior to the event date with the Zoom information to join this session.  Please look out for this and check your spam/junk folder in case it is routed there.

If you are interested in learning more about Safer School Together’s customized remote training sessions for your school/district, please contact us at info@saferschoolstogether.com.

This ticket is non-refundable.

Advanced Digital Threat Assessment Training | Jun 9, 2021

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Login: 7:30 am Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Session: 8:00 am–2:30 pm Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Ticket pricing: $299 USD  

(An email will be sent closer to the event date giving details of the Zoom Link to join this session.  Please look out for this and check your spam/ junk folder in case it goes in there by mistake)

Non-negotiable pre-requisite: SST Basic Digital Threat Assessment training (completed within the past 2 years)

Safer Schools Together developed Digital Threat Assessment Training to keep pace with the evolving technology challenges that affect school and public safety today and to help communities recognize and identify individuals on the pathway to violence, homicide, suicide, and radicalization. The vast majority of recent school attacks have had precursors leaked online in the form of social media posts. Knowing where, how, and when to look for this critical information is one of the current challenges that this country faces, and we will thoroughly address this as part of our training.

Advanced DTA Learning Outcomes Include:

  • Privacy
  • Utilizing the power of search engines and all investigative tools
  • Digging deeper for information online
  • Youth Investigations
  • The vast smartphone world
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • The Online Underground: Evil exists

(For full learning outcomes, please visit https://saferschoolstogether.com/services/digital-threat-assessment-training/digital-threat-assessment-advanced/)

An accurate level of risk through the threat assessment process cannot be determined without considering the digital behavioural baseline of the threat maker(s). It is imperative to understand the tools and methods available to your threat assessment teams provided in this valuable training.

Cancellation Policy

Safer Schools Together (SST) reserves the right to cancel or reschedule training. If SST cancels or reschedules training due to weather or unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of SST, you are entitled to a full refund, but SST is not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you as a result of such cancellation. If SST cancels a training in which you are enrolled, you will be contacted at the email address you provided when registering, so please be sure to provide a valid email address.

Any cancellation or transfer made by a participant needs to be in writing. If the registration fee has already been paid, a credit will be applied for a future training course unless a refund is specifically requested by the agency at the time of cancellation. A $50.00 administrative fee will be applied for any refund processed, and a $25.00 transfer fee will be charged for any transfers between classes or attendees.  Any request for a refund must be done 10 days prior to the training date.

If you are interested in learning more about Safer School Together’s customized remote training sessions for your school/district, please contact us at info@saferschoolstogether.com.

Current Behavioral Trends & Digital Updates | May 27, 2021

Thursday, May 27, 2021
Login: 8:30 am Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Session: 9:00 am–11:00 am Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Ticket pricing: $39 USD per session OR
10 session subscription: $279 USD – Click HERE to purchase

Social media and digital behaviors are constantly changing. Our monthly, “Current Behavioral Trends & Digital Updates” are designed to keep threat assessment teams informed on the most recent trends & digital updates.

These new sessions will complement SST’s Digital Threat Assessment (DTA) training and may be helpful continuing education for individuals who have previously completed DTA training. SST’s Current Behavioral Trends and Digital Updates has been developed out of a need to continue to keep school threat assessment teams informed so that they are able to adapt to the everchanging digital landscape.

This training will cover:

  • Updates and changes to all leading platforms: Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitter, and many more
  • Key information for Threat Assessment teams
  • Case walkthrough: recent case files handled by SST Threat Analysts
  • Data statistics surrounding intakes and reporting tools
  • Trends, language and new ways that students communicate online
  • Risk enhancing behaviors – what to look out for
  • Live Q&A with SST Threat Analysts

This ticket is non-refundable.

SOLD OUT! Restorative Response to Racism & Current Digital Trends | Jan 22, 2021

Friday, January 22, 2021
Login: 8:30 am Pacific Standard Time (Vancouver, BC)
Session: 9:00 am–11:00 am Pacific Standard Time (Vancouver, BC)
Ticket pricing: $39 USD for single tickets (up to 12 purchased)

For groups of 13 – 20 attendees, we are offering a flat fee of $499 USD.  Your cart will automatically update once 13+ tickets are added to it.  

An email will be sent to attendees 2 business days prior to the event date with the Zoom information to join this session.  Please look out for this and check your spam/junk folder in case it is routed there.

This session provides expert insight from trainers who have worked in the field of restorative practice in communities affected by racism and hate. Our schools and school districts are not immune to racism or the difficulties of diffusing tensions that have escalated at provincial, national, and international levels. This training will give insight on how to reach out to students to help create feelings of being valued, respected, and wanted. Racism is not limited to day-to-day experiences in public and at school. This training will explore the digital trends and threats (hate, racism, and prejudice) online and on social media. To deal with issues such as racism and prejudice you will be introduced to the benefits of a reporting tool, walked through how to use one, and how to properly implement a reporting tool in your districts. Using the tools from this training we strive to provide a deeper understanding of how to create a positive experience for all students at school and online.

 This training will include:

  • Awareness of the cultural temperatures in our school
  • Learning what the three levels of racism are
  • The positives of discussing racism in our communities
  • The history of racism
  • What is privilege?
  • What is Restorative Practice?
  • Creating awareness of online trends related to racism
  • What a Circle Process is and how to implement it in your classroom
  • What is a reporting tool and why is it important?
  • Guided questions that are important to use when unpacking crisis within the school
  • What is Community vs Non-Community in relation to racism?

Presenters:

Nick Brown
Trainer/Consultant for Safer Schools Together

Upon completion of the Human Services Foundation program in 2003, Nick began his career at Lutherwood, a mental health treatment center and youth custody program. Throughout the next 16 years, he worked alongside a multi-disciplinary team, providing strength based, client centered treatment to vulnerable youth and their families. As time progressed, he moved into a Family Counsellor role, offering direct support to at-risk and high-risk families in the creation of goal setting and providing professional recommendations upon completion.

For 12 years, he worked for John Howard Society in the YARD Program – a community-based gang-exit program serving youth involved with/or at risk of joining a gang.  Through this program, behaviour change support was provided to youth through the development of pro-social, leadership and employability skills.

Nick is a trainer and consultant for Safer Schools Together and works for the District of Surrey where he is an active member of the WRAP team. His dedication and commitment for this work comes from his training and experience in attachment and restorative justice.


Steven MacDonald
Threat Analyst/Trainer for Safer Schools Together

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Victoria, Steven specialized in language analytics and artificial intelligence for major media corporations in the Tech Industry. He now is a Trainer and Digital Threat Analyst for Safer Schools Together. 

Steven’s experience and knowledge in both technology and the world of social media have enabled him to have a greater understanding and a more hands-on approach to working with school-aged children with the ability to assist in data collection and accurate threat assessments for school districts nationwide. 

As a trainer, Steven is passionate about providing presentations and workshops to students, staff, and parents on social media awareness, the importance of creating a positive digital footprint, cyberbullying, and online safety. 

 


Rob Rai

Trainer for Safer Schools Together/Director of School & Community Connections for the Surrey School District #36, BC, Canada

Rob currently holds the position of Director of School & Community Connections for the Surrey School District (British Columbia’s largest School District) and has been working in the field of school-based youth violence prevention for the last 11 years in both this and his previous position as Manager of Safe Schools for the Surrey School District. His work in this field has taken him throughout North America where he has collaborated with experts on the subject in both Canada and the USA. Recognized for his innovative approaches to working with students and at-risk youth Rob has been awarded numerous honours in Canada and in the USA, including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

This ticket is non-refundable.