Social media risks, policy and security


This course provides anyone who uses the internet and social media with a solid grasp of the potential risks as well as techniques to stay safe and secure online.

It is highly interactive and practical. You’ll learn how social media is abused by criminals, predators and trolls, as well as how you can reduce your own footprint and reduce risks.

The course can be tailored to your own organisation to make sure that the content is current, relevant and useful day-in, day-out. 

Course Options

This course can be held at the Avatu Academy or in any other suitable location.

This course is provided at one level of complexity: 

  • Foundation (one day)


By the end of the course you can expect to:

  • Gain greater awareness of what social media is and how it works
  • Understand the concept of identity capital and the motives of social media providers
  • Learn how criminals exploit social media to find victims
  • Learn about the art of social engineering as used by criminals and spies
  • Learn how to use social media safely
  • Learn how to manage your social media profile and reduce your online footprint
  • Gain awareness of the leading media engagement, monitoring and listening tools (accredited product specific training available on request)
  • Suitable For


    Lead Trainer

    Our lead trainer is a former military intelligence officer, drug enforcement operative and head of fraud control for several global communications firms. He has run social media risk training worldwide and his clients include the City of London Police and Europol.

    He is the author of four books, two of them focus on high technology risks in the modern era. He’s also a member of faculty with several accredited public training companies. He works closely with the police and the Home Office on various training and consulting engagements, focusing on explaining high technology risks to non-technical decision makers.

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    Upcoming courses

    There are no scheduled courses at the moment. Contact us on 01296 621121 or email to register your interest or to find out more.

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