Fundamentals of Digital Threat Assessment (DTA) introduces particpants to the concept of DTA and its place within the practice of Threat Assessment. Proactive and evidence-based, Fundamentals of DTA will assist your team in identifying individuals that may post a threat to the safety of themselves or others.
YOU WILL LEARN:
• How technology and digital platforms have evolved
• The most popular social media platforms (Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, etc.)
• School Safety / Threat Assessment social media account creation and relevant searches
• Documentation of social media accounts when conducting DTA
• Privacy settings for all the leading social media platforms
• To identify vault apps and hidden content
• The difference between usernames and vanity names
• To download and save videos
• The difference between incognito browsing and VPN
• Current social media language, trends, and their significance
• To document your digital findings
This learning opportunity is being offered through a grant from Alberta Education.
Greg is currently a Senior Trainer and Consultant with Safer Schools Together and is deeply engaged in the practice and scholarship of teaching, holding a Doctorate of Education (EdD). As Assistant Professor at the New York Institute of Technology, Greg serves in his capacity as the Associate Dean of their Master of Instructional Technology program and as the Director of the Vancouver Centre for Teaching and Learning. Previous professional experience includes working as Director of Learning for the SCSBC independent schools, Adjunct Professor in Education at SFU and TWU, and a Senior Technical Consultant. He finds joy in solving complex problems and helping educators resolve tensions between practice and theoretical understanding. Greg has extensive experience in technology infrastructure and securities, curriculum and pedagogy, leadership, and instruction.
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.
November 23, 2021
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