Digital Threat Assessment Trainings

In-Person Training

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. This training includes two steps:

  1. Take the "Digital Threat Assessment" online 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 a 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 this training.
  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 Texas schools. Due to limited space, vendors and contractors are not permitted to register for this training.

You must attend entire training to be eligible to receive 7 hours Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Credit. If a portion of the class is missed, then the entire training must be made up at a later date. Please email txssc_logistics@txstate.edu if you would like to reschedule.

Business casual attire is requested.

Special Accommodations:

Please submit all special accommodations request(s) via email to txssc_logistics@txstate.edu no later than two weeks prior to the training.

To begin registration, select any date tile labeled "OPEN".

All trainings are held 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CST.

Please Note: Texas School Safety Center will offer a Digital Threat Assessment training in partnership with each Education Service Center this fiscal year. Trainings will be posted on a quarterly basis.

The following trainings taking place after September 1, 2021 are currently scheduled to take place in-person.

Current Trainings

September 2021

October 2021

November 2021

For more information about Digital Threat Assessment Trainings, please email txssc_logistics@txstate.edu .