COVID-19 Cancellation Notice

Texas is a large state and we are closely monitoring the status of COVID-19. Should an ESC or host decide to close we will notify our participants on the cancellation via the e-mail they used to sign-up for the training. UPDATE: With increased news reports about the growing number of cases nationally of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) we have decided to cancel all trainings effective immediately until May 1, 2020.

Digital Threat Assessment Trainings

Digital Threat Assessment was developed through the need to keep pace with the ever-evolving technology challenges that face our students currently. Successful violence threat risk assessment can only occur if we have a solid understanding of all data needed to appropriately assess an individuals’ potential for violence. An overall assessment of risk cannot be determined without looking at social media and online activity. It is imperative to understand the tools and methods available to identify online threat related behavior.

Real life case examples will be used from subject matter expert work across North America and a significant portion of the day will be spent conducting hands-on searching exercises through the most current social media sites and applications.

To support this effort, the Texas School Safety Center, in collaboration with Safer Schools Together (SST), will be offering no cost Digital Threat Assessment one-day trainings. Beginning February 1, 2020, the training includes two steps:

  1. Take the online "Digital Threat Assessment" course through the School Safety Learning Portal: This course will introduce key concepts of digital threat assessment and is a prerequisite to register for this training.
    School Safety Learning Portal
    Digital Threat Assessment Online Course
  2. Register for and attend an in-person Digital Threat Assessment Training: After successfully completing the online course, each participant will be given a unique code that will enable them to register for the in-person course.
  3. *To register for the Digital Threat Assessment training, individuals must follow the steps noted above.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Digital footprint’s role in risk assessment for violence potential.
  • Use of social media for public safety and emergency management.
  • Capturing and documenting open source social media for data collection and information gathering purposes.
  • Procedural recommendations for law enforcement and school administration.
  • An understanding of current social media platforms and associated risks.

This training is open to public ISDs, open enrollment charter schools, junior colleges, school-based law enforcement, and state agencies that support schools. Due to limited seating, vendors and contractors are not permitted to register or attend the training.

Participants will need to bring a fully charged laptop, MacBook, Microsoft Surface or Google Chromebook in order to get the most from the hands-on portion of the training. Tablets are not compatible with some aspects of the training and searching capabilities are restricted with iPads.

**Please note, a School Threat Assessment Training will take place the day before. If interested in attending, you must register separately for the training.

*Must attend entire training to be eligible to receive seven hours TCOLE Credit.

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All Digital Threat Assessment Trainings will be held 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM







*Must attend entire training to be eligible to receive seven hours TCOLE Credit.

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For more information about this training, please contact Laura Anaya Rodriguez at or (512) 245-5859.