IIL22-68 Current Online Behavioral Trends and Updates
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Current Online Behavioral Trends and Updates
Presented by: Steven MacDonald & Colton Easton
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 | 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Tuesday, April 05, 2022 | 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Session Location:
Online Your Computer, Online, AB GET DIRECTIONS
About the Session:

Current Online Behavioural Trends and Updates complement SST’s Digital Threat Assessment® (DTA) training. These sessions will be tailored towards the current digital behavioural trends being observed throughout communities in Alberta and are intended to enhance School Safety / Threat Assessment (SS/TA) teams’ understanding of the ever- changing digital landscape.

This learning opportunity is being offered through a grant from Alberta Education.

About the Presenter(s):
Steven MacDonald & Colton Easton

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 is now a Trainer and Digital Threat Analyst for SST. 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/caregivers on social media awareness, the importance of creating a positive digital citizenship, cyberbullying, and online safety.

Colton came to Safer Schools Together in 2016 after receiving his Diploma in Law Enforcement Studies at the Justice Institute of BC. As a member of the Safer Schools Together team, Colton specializes in Social Media Awareness and publicly available information gathering. As the Threat Analyst Manager, he collects social media data that is used to assist schools nationwide in conducting accurate threat assessments. He has been involved in several high- profile cases relating to school safety in Canada and the US. As a trainer, he presents to police officers, school staff, parents, and students on social media awareness, cyberbullying, and online safety.

Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

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Registration Deadline:

March 30, 2022


School Based Leaders, Jurisdictional Leaders

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