Hudson Valley, New York (PRWEB) November 22, 2012
Children of the 21st century are increasingly confronted with cyberbullying, cyber harassment, cyberstalking and iPredator. During scheduled holidays, children are free from their academic responsibilities and spend more time engaged in peer socialization online. Given internet assailants are aware of local and national holidays, non-structured time spent in cyberspace can increase a child’s potential of being targeted.
New York State licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant, Dr. Michael Nuccitelli, will be available, at no cost, throughout the Thanksgiving long weekend (11/22/12-11/25/12) to assist American parents if their child is targeted or victimized by iPredators. Dr. Nuccitelli is author of a new technological predator construct, iPredator, and available to assist parents if their child is cyber bullied, harassed, cyberstalked or contacted by adult online strangers. A brief definition of iPredator is as follows:
iPredator: A child, adult or group who, directly or indirectly, engages in exploitation, victimization, stalking, theft or disparagement of others using Information and Communications Technology (ICT.) iPredators are driven by deviant fantasies, desires for power and control, retribution, religious fanaticism, political reprisal, psychiatric illness, perceptual distortions, peer acceptance or personal and financial gain. iPredators can be any age, either gender and not bound by economic status, race or national heritage.
iPredator is a global term used to distinguish anyone who engages in criminal, deviant or abusive behaviors using Information and Communications Technology (ICT.) Whether the offender is a cyberbully, cyberstalker, cyber harasser, cybercriminal, online sexual predator, internet troll or cyber terrorist, they fall within the scope of iPredator. The three criteria used to define an iPredator include:
I. A self-awareness of causing harm to others, directly or indirectly, using ICT. II. The intermittent to frequent usage of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to obtain, exchange and deliver harmful information. III. A general understanding of Cyberstealth used to engage in criminal or deviant activities or to profile, identify, locate, stalk and engage a target.
Unlike human predators prior to the Information Age, iPredators rely on the multitude of benefits offered by Information and Communications Technology (ICT.) These assistances include exchange of information over long distances, rapidity of information exchanged and the seemingly infinite access to data available. Malevolent in intent, iPredators rely on their capacity to deceive others using Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in an abstract electronic universe.
Educators, parents and the community at large must treat iPredators as a societally toxic phenomenon. To thwart this growing epidemic, it is paramount the adult community becomes educated on the tactics iPredators use to taunt and victimize vulnerable children. As stated by iPredator author, Dr. Nuccitelli, “iPredators prepare and plan for children to have time off from their academic responsibilities. Once holiday begins for the child, the iPredator moves into a “seek, identify & target” strategy confident they will isolate a discouraged and vulnerable child. As defined in my construct definition, the iPredator can be any age, either gender and not bound by economic status, race or national heritage.”
Dr. Michael Nuccitelli, will be available, at no cost, throughout the Thanksgiving long weekend (11/22/12-11/25/12) to assist American parents if their child is targeted by an iPredator. Dr. Nuccitelli can be reached via telephone at (347) 871-2416 or through the contact page at iPredator Inc.’s website. Website Link: Contact iPredator.
Note to American Parents:
“Have a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving weekend. If an issue arises involving your child and an iPredator, this proud American is a phone call or email away to help.” Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C. (2012)
About iPredator Inc.
Created by a New York State licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant, Dr. Michael Nuccitelli, iPredator Inc.’s goal is to reduce victimization, theft and disparagement from online assailants. Dr. Nuccitelli is honored to have Robert O’Block, founder of the American College of Forensic Examiners International (ACFEI) to publicly voice his organization’s support. ACFEI is the largest professional forensic organization in the world with 20,000 members and advisory board members who are some of the premiere forensic experts of the 21st century. In June 2012, Dr. Nuccitelli & iPredator Inc. launched their Internet Safety Education & Tech. Predator Investigation website offering site visitors an enormous amount of free information.
Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C.
NYS Licensed Psychologist
Ph: (347) 871-2416