Threats and Violence FAQ
Q: What online activities does Beacon Threats and Violence monitor?
A: Currently, Threats and Violence is monitoring student online activity on search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
Q: If a student triggers an alert that falls within both Suicide and Self Harm and Threats and Violence, will they generate two alert cards on the dashboard?
A: Based on your alert preferences, it is possible that a student may generate two alert cards for the same online activity, one for a Suicide and Self Harm phase and a second for a Threats and Violence category.
Q: Is there a separate Escalation List for Threats and Violence alerts?
A: You can choose to either create a separate Escalation List for Threats and Violence alerts or you can use the same Escalation List that Suicide and Self Harm alerts utilize. For more information on Threats and Violence Staff Notifications, please click here.
Q: Can I filter on my dashboard for Threats and Violence alert cards?
A: Yes, you can filter for only Threats and Violence alert cards under the “Filter by theme” section at the top of the dashboard. You can also filter alert cards by category, student name, date range, risk level, and unresolved alerts.
Q: Does the Alert Bypass feature work for Threats and Violence alerts?
A: Yes, you can bypass alerts the same way that you can bypass Suicide and Self Harm alerts. For more information on Alert Bypass, please click here.