When assessing threats on Social Sentinel, some telltale signs could indicate a threat is more credible than most. Such red flags turn up in different aspects of the alerts you receive, as well as the author’s profile. On their own, they can be innocent. In combination, the likelihood of a threat becomes increasingly more credible.
Three common examples are shared below to help you better assess the alerts you receive.
1) Vague language
The author doesn’t explicitly mention an act but expresses real frustration with a known or unknown entity. It could be merely a student blowing off steam, or expressing normal levels of frustration about work/school/love/family. It could, however, be part of a longstanding issue and an indication the author may be prone to take negative action.