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Current Online Behavioral Trends & Updates

Pre-Recorded Sessions

Current Online Behavioral Trends and Updates were developed out of a need to continue to keep Safety and Threat Assessment teams informed and up to date with the ever-changing digital landscape. 

You will have access to the session recording for 30 days.

Purchase our pre-recorded monthly sessions to stay up to date on the most recent social media trends and updates.

February 2024  

In this session, we discuss gang-associated behavior within the expansive landscape of recent social media trends across North America. You will gain insights into a range of gang activities and different avenues/methods used for communication. Updates to the most commonly used social media platforms are also explored.

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Current Gang Dynamics: Social Media Analysis & Trends

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January 2024  

In this session, we provide a detailed case walk-through of an Incident Baseline Report compiled by SST's Threat Analysts. Additionally, we will discuss Cyber Kidnapping, the evolving landscape of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its implications, and updates on the most widely used social media platforms and online language.

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Analyzing Online Behavioral Trends, Cybersecurity, & AI Advancements

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December 2023  

In this session, we will discuss how critical periods, such as the holidays, may intensify mental health challenges. These changes can sometimes lead to feelings of loneliness, anxiety, or depression. We address recent trends associated with online exploitation and the importance of digital privacy.

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Critical Periods and Today’s Youth

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November 2023  

In this session, we will conduct a case walk-through centered on gang-associated behavior pertaining to the 3D printing of firearms. We will explore the pathway to violence in the context of youth gangs and negative peer groups and best practices for identifying and supporting high-risk/vulnerable youth.

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Understanding Firearm Modifications: Identifying Conversions and 3D Printing

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october 2023  

In this session, we discuss the challenges associated with misinformation circulating on social media platforms and other areas of the internet. We discuss best practice for identifying misinformation like deepfakes, metadata tampering, and photo alteration.

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Unmasking Deception: Navigating Misinformation Online

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September 2023  

In this session, we conduct a case walk-through centered on gang-associated behavior pertaining to the 3D printing of firearms. We explore the pathway to violence in the context of youth gangs and negative peer groups. Additionally, we discuss best practices for identifying and supporting high-risk/vulnerable youth as we see changes to individual routines as we enter the new school.

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Exploring Youth Gangs, 3D Printed Firearms, and the Pathway to Violence

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JUNE 2023  

In this session, we will explore best practices on how your Safety/Threat Assessment teams can continue to support your students as we enter a critical period. We will discuss the importance of identifying the digital behavioral baselines of high-risk vulnerable youth (HRVY) and strategies for conducting check-ins with HRVY as we prepare for return to school.

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Best Practices for Supporting Students During Summer Holidays

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May 2023  

In this session, we examine the ways traffickers lure, groom, and exploit their targets. Additionally, we discuss how to identify the physical and emotional behaviors that targets of human trafficking typically exhibit, as well as the importance of educating today's youth on reporting instances of human trafficking.

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A Hidden Tragedy: Exploring the Reality of Human Trafficking

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April 2023  

In this session, we discuss recent case files handled by SST's Threat Analysts and emerging trends, including the mascara trend, observed on commonly used social media platforms. Additionally, we will provide an overview of the role of puppet masters and who may be instigating or operating behind the scenes when we've identified threat-related behavior.

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Cracking the Code: How to Identify Coded Language Used by Today's Youth

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March 2023  

In this session, we will examine recent case files handled by SST's Threat Analysts and provide details about updates made to platforms that are commonly used by today's youth. Additionally, we will discuss why Spring Break may be considered a new critical period and how anonymous platforms may be serving as co-conspirators in violent tragedies.

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Are Anonymous Platforms Serving as Co-Conspirators in Violent Tragedies?

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February 2023  

This Micro Module provides an overview of swatting, doxing and grooming. We will discuss common luring and grooming tactics on popular social media platforms, as well as best practices for protecting your personal information online. With proper knowledge and prevention strategies, individuals can reduce the potential risk of becoming a target of doxing, swatting and grooming.

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The Impact of Social Media: Revisiting Swatting, Doxing & Grooming Tactics

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JANUARY 2023  

This Micro Module covers the ways in which our Threat Analysts are identifying worrisome content related to sextortion and grooming on social media. Sextortion and grooming often begin in online environments where youth are more trusting and are engaging with others they have not met in real life.

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Detecting Signs of Grooming and Sextortion on Social Media

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DECEMBER 2022  

This Micro Module focuses on the pathway to radicalization. We examine this on macro to micro levels, showing how different social media platforms influence youth who might be on that pathway. We will also discuss how alienation and emotional vulnerability are common risk factors that often lead individuals to radicalization.

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Grooming through Social Media & the Pathway to Radicalization

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NOVEMBER 2022  

In this Micro Module we explore a case study where our Threat Analysts identified a shift in a student's digital behavioral baselines. We also cover the importance of protecting your digital privacy during the holidays, and the necessary precautions to take to ensure you are not exposing personal information online.

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How Critical Periods Can Affect a Student's Mental Health

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