Remote Digital Threat Assessment (Advanced) Training Session for Law Enforcement, School Administration & Educators – Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Remote Digital Threat Assessment (Advanced) Training Session – Thursday, May 28th 2020

$199 (USD)

Non-negotiable Prerequisite: SST Basic Digital Threat Assessment (1 Day Training within the past 2 years)


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Session runs from 8:00am to 2:30pm Pacific Time

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Please note:

  • For Education and Law Enforcement in BC, Canada, these sessions will be offered this Fall through the Ministry of Education
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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:


  • Personal vs. Professional vs. Research accounts and policy
  • Staff Safety: Safeguards to protecting yourself and your personal information
  • The wealth of information that tech giants keep on users (Google, Facebook).
  • Guidelines to ensure no digital trail is

Utilizing the power of search engines and all investigative tools

  • Boolean search operators.
  • Setting up Google Alerts.
  • Cache data.
  • Webpage history.
  • The utility of Firefox and Chrome browser add-ons.

Digging deeper for information online

  • Username tracking.
  • Training your brain to see past the noise and overwhelming amount of social media content and focusing on relevant findings.
  • How to effectively establish a school, individual, and community digital behavioural baseline.
  • Where to start an online search to find as much relevant content as possible in a timely manner before it disappears: e.g. a bomb threat, school lockdown,

Youth Investigations

  • Using social media to find a missing person (e.g. Snapchat, IP address logs).
  • Introduction to language analysis and strategic interviewing.
  • Dealing with online threat-related behaviours and anonymous threats.
  • Current best practices for teams dealing with sexting and sextortion related incidents as well as guidelines around education and awareness.
  • Law enforcement: “Need to know” regarding preservation and production orders.
  • Exigent circumstances: What are they? What information is provided when you are in a school emergency?

The vast smartphone world

  • Tracking capabilities and data stored.
  • Examining metadata of photographs.
  • Best practices for preservation of evidence/crucial data.
  • Reverse phone number


  • Geolocational specific Twitter searches (GPS coordinate searching): Drawing a geo- fence over your school and monitoring the digital heartbeat of your community.
  • Using 3rd party Twitter websites to find incredibly detailed data about a user.
  • Setting up your own Twitter dashboard: Automating your searches to save yourself


  • Privacy implications of the evolving FB platform.
  • Personal vs. Professional Privacy.
  • How to locate publicly available data and dig DEEP.
  • Building sociograms for negative peer

The Online Underground: Evil exists

  • ISIS recruitment: latest trends.
  • Inordinate knowledge: swatting and doxing.
  • Forums: 4chan and Reddit.
  • The basics of the dark and deep web.
  • Identifying young people on the pathway to criminal


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.



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