Hudson Valley, New York (PRWEB) December 06, 2012
As society becomes more technologically advanced, the importance of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) becomes vital in the daily living of humanity. Despite the multitude of benefits, the dangers lurking in cyberspace is both real and flourishing. iPredator Author, Dr. Michael Nuccitelli, will be a guest on Late Night in the Midlands, with host Michael Vara, to educate listeners on his recently published Internet Predator Warning Signs Checklist (IBWSC). On Thursday, 12/6/12, from 9:15 – 11:55 pm EST, Dr. Nuccitelli will present his assessment tool and invites citizens to call in with their results for free consultation.
As Dr. Nuccitelli has stated, “I’m not an alarmist or someone who advocates for ICT to be censored or monitored. What I do believe is that online sexual predation, cyberstalking and cyberbullying are real and flourishing.”
During his three-hour instructional presentation, Dr. Nuccitelli and show host, Michael Vara, welcome citizens to call in with their results of the IBWSC. Individuals who do call have the option to remain anonymous. A brief definition of iPredator, the IBWSC and five items from the IBWSC are as follows:
iPredator Bridge Warning Signs Checklist (IBWSC): The IBWSC is a 50 item checklist designed to investigate if a loved one, colleague or peer is participating in or close to participating in harmful online and/or ICT activities toward others. Multiple affirmative responses to IBWSC statements suggests the person being queried exhibits patterned and/or observable behavioral patterns indicating they may be engaged in iPredator activities. The IBWSC focuses on confirmed behavioral observations and not upon personal convictions and/or philosophical reasons for harming others online or using ICT.
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. Whether the offender is a cyberbully, cyberstalker, cyber harasser, cyber-criminal, online sexual predator, internet troll or cyber terrorist, they fall within the scope of iPredator.
IBWSC 5 Item Example:
1. The person is a habitual social networking site and/or ICT user and regularly interacts with a select group of online contacts that he/she has never met in person.
2. The person is a habitual social networking site and/or ICT user and uses private codes or lingo that is regularly communicated to a select group of followers.
3. The person is a habitual social networking site and/or ICT user and has been confirmed posting information that they quickly delete for no apparent reason.
4. The person is a habitual social networking site and/or ICT user and has been confirmed posting information that would be considered cryptic or jumbled in content.
5. The person is a habitual social networking site and/or ICT user and has been confirmed posting information about other people’s offline activities that are innocuous or trivial in nature.
Interested listeners can listen to the show at http://www.LateNightInTheMidlands.com or http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/lnmrn. Listener dial-in is (347) 989-1012 and the show is archived for future listening. The IBWSC is free to download at iPredator Inc.'s website and does not require sign up or providing personal information. Citizens who call in will be offered anonymity with no personal information disclosed. Dr. Nuccitelli is available for consultation, at no cost, if requested.
About iPredator Inc.
iPredator Inc. was founded in 2012 to provide education, investigation and consultation to consumers and organizations on cyber bullying, cyber harassment, cyber stalking, online sexual predation, cybercrime, cyber terrorism, internet safety and digital reputation. 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. iPredator Inc. express their gratitude to Robert O’Block, CEO & founder of the American College of Forensic Examiners International. In June 2012, iPredator Inc. launched their Internet Safety & Tech. Predator website offering site visitors an enormous amount of free information.
Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C.
NYS Licensed Psychologist