Digital disruption: Social media threats and consequences for students

| October 26, 2016

By David Marino Jr. • azsba.org front pageOn Campus • Arizona Education News Service • Arizona School Boards Association

Every day Americans send their children to the safe learning environment of school, but sometimes threats of violence can disrupt their education.

Aaron Schoenberger, founder and CEO of Soteria Intelligence, a social media threat company, says that while the number of social media threats were fairly low from the rise of social media in 2005/2006, there was a spike in 2012.

In 2016, Schoenberger says that they tracked thousands of threats, an all-time high, and they say it is only increasing every year.

Shoenberger said that while Twitter is the most used medium for making threats, he mentioned Facebook, Yik Yak and BurnBook as well.

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