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Social Media and K12 Threat Assessment for School Violence Prevention

Join us Thursday, February 27th at 1pm Central
Social media continues to impact school safety, culture and climate of our schools. Digital Threat Assessment was developed through the need to keep pace with the ever-evolving technology challenges that face our students currently. These challenges have entered the education domain with force and have overwhelmed school district staff throughout the world. The goal of this webinar is to give attendees a stronger understanding of the current social media world, tools to be able to proactively identify student safety concerns, and provide strategies for dealing with online situations as they arise. All aspects of school safety and threats to schools now involve a social media or online component to be prepared for.
In this webinar you will learn:
  • Practical tips for using social media for public safety & emergency management (i.e. school lockdown, bomb threat)
  • How to capture and document open source social media for data collection & information gathering purposes
  • Digital footprint’s role in risk assessment for violence potential
  • Procedural recommendations for Law Enforcement and School Administration (i.e. evidentiary requirements, prevention orders)
  • An understanding of current social media platforms and associated risks

About Our Speaker

Nick Chernoff
Trainer & Threat Analyst
Safer Schools Together
Nick Chernoff’s background working in schools started with his role in the Surrey School District in the Safe Schools Department as a Safe School Liaison where he spent five years of his career. He also worked as an outreach worker for youth at-risk of gang involvement with the Surrey WRAP program. Nick has been a member of the Canadian Forces for over five years in the Infantry Regiment and works closely with various Military Intelligence Units. As a member of the Safer Schools Together team, Mr. Chernoff specializes in Social Media Awareness and Digital Data Collection. As a lead threat assessment analyst, he collects social media data that is used to assist schools both in Canada and the United States in addressing worrisome and threat-related online behaviors.
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