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.

Training Description:

  • 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)

Register – DTA

This DTA Training will be presented remotely via Zoom. You will receive an information email containing the meeting ID and passcode 2-days prior to your session.
Login opens at 8:30 am
Session runs from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

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