Texas School Personnel’s Guide to Social Media
The Concept of Leakage in Threat Assessment
This publication defines the term leakage in the context of threat assessment and provides research studies and case examples of its application.
Basic Digital Threat Assessment Resource Guide
This Safer Schools Together resource provides an overview of key digital threat assessment fundamentals, including the navigation of various social media platforms and the accessing/documentation of online information.
Guidelines for Assessing Online Threats
This SST document provides guidance and considerations for handling digital threat content and establishing/documenting baseline behavior.
Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model: An Operational Guide for Preventing Targeted School
Developed by the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center staff, this guide provides instructions to school officials, law enforcement personnel, and other public safety personnel on how to create a targeted violence prevention plan to reduce student violence toward themselves or the school community.
Lone Offender: A Study of Lone Offender Terrorism in the United States
This research report, developed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Behavior Threat Assessment Center provides lessons learned and considerations for implementation for threat assessment professionals based on prior threat cases involving terrorism and targeted violence.
Protecting America’s Schools: A U.S. Secret Service Analysis of Targeted School Violence
Written by the staff of the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center, this report offers key findings and practice implications for informing and improving school violence prevention efforts by threat assessment professionals.
Raising Digitally Responsible Youth: A Texas Parent Guide
This interactive document, developed by the collaborative efforts of Safer Schools Together and the Texas School Safety Center, provides an overview of popular social media platforms and games for parents to assist with teaching children responsible digital practices.
Sample Search Warrant Language for Reverse Image Search
This document provides a template for law enforcement to use to assist in the process of acquiring a search warrant in response to discovering concerning online content during a threat assessment investigation.
School Resource Officers, School Law Enforcement Units, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
This document, developed by the U.S. Department of Education’s Privacy Technical Assistance Center, provides guidance to school officials to successfully navigate the balance between privacy of student educational records and protecting the safety of their school communities.
Social Media Parents Checklist
This Safer Schools Together document provides specific suggested practices to assist parents in establishing and maintaining healthy social media habits and practices with their children at home.
Snapchat Law Enforcement Guide
This guide provides an overview of the key elements in this social media platform and gives specific process information to law enforcement submitting emergency disclosure of account records.
Instagram Law Enforcement Guide
This section of Instagram details guidelines for how law enforcement can gain access to Instagram records.
Texas School Safety Center Resources
Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management Toolkit
Developed by the Texas School Safety Center, this online resource introduces the concept of threat assessment and outlines how a threat assessment program functions in a school setting.
School Safety Law Toolkit
Developed by the Texas School Safety Center, this online resource provides school staff, community partners, and parents information regarding laws enacted by the Texas Legislature relating to school safety and security.