GRIP Digital Threat Assessment® (DTA) teaches participants to establish a Digital Behavioural Baseline (DBR) 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.
The training will explore the history of youth gangs in BC and the evolution of modern-day recruiting techniques, including social media platforms.
**This training qualifies as a prerequisite for Advanced DTA training and Train the Trainer.
- Applying the principles of Behavioural Threat Assessment to DTA
- Learning about negative peer group social mapping – sociograms and connecting the dots
- Deciphering the myths and realities of concerning images posted online – authentication of online photos and seeing past the stock imagery (reverse image search)
- Key terms for gang-associated identifiers
- Gathering public social media data with geo-locational relevance – what are the most effective ways to identify witnesses in a public act of violence
- Identifying the baseline of youth on the pathway to gang associated behaviour
- Identify online trends of weapon possession and use
- Best practices for online navigation and ensuring privacy safeguards
- Boolean search operators and accessing search engine cache data
- Overview of searching within Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat
- Assessing the language of online threat and gang-related behaviour
- Law enforcement guides to request user identifying information (preservation and production orders)