Hudson Valley, New York (PRWEB) June 18, 2013
Internet safety education and cyber attack prevention continue to be vital areas requiring immediate attention for parents, educators and the community at large. The Information Age has many benefits to children and all humanity, but it is paramount to identify and prevent the malevolent and nefarious elements that exist in cyberspace. Now that children will be spending more time online with the new school year, online sexual predators and nefarious online users are busy preparing for their return.
Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C., a New York State licensed psychologist, certified forensic consultant and author of the Information Age Forensics construct, iPredator, is available, at no cost, to provide internet safety tips for parents & pediatric professionals, cyber attack prevention strategies, online sexual predator prevention and a plethora of other topics relevant to helping communities minimize online victimization of children.
In addition to being adept at discussing cyberbullying, cyber harassment, cyberstalking, cybercrime, online sexual predation, adolescent internet culture, teen social media safety and pediatric high-risk online activities, Dr. Nuccitelli has spent a considerable amount of time becoming adept in the new arena of pediatric internet addition. Dr. Nuccitelli is available to all media and information technology professionals and does not discriminate based on size of listening, viewing or readership audiences.
At no cost, provided for pdf download or print and with no personal information required, are three of his articles he feels are beneficial to those seeking to educate children and parents. At the base of each web page, simply click on the green pdf/print button to print or download. Also provided below are brief definitions of his construct, iPredator, and his own authored definitions of internet abuse and internet dependence.
I. 2013 Cyberbullying Tactics: http://www.ipredator.co/ipredator/cyber-bullying/cyberbullying-tactics/
II. Parents Internet Safety Packet: http://www.ipredator.co/ipredator/internet-safety/parents/
III. Internet Addiction Risk Checklist (IARC): http://www.ipredator.co/cyber-risk-tips/internet-addiction-checklist/
iPredator: A child, adult, group or nation 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 ICT. Whether the offender is a cyberbully, cyberstalker, cyber harasser, cyber criminal, online sexual predator, internet troll, cyber terrorist and engaging in nefarious cyber deception, they fall within the scope of iPredator.
Internet Abuse: Internet Abuse is an umbrella concept defining a child or adult’s compulsive and progressive abuse of the internet and electronic devices designed to obtain, exchange or disseminate information. Although the internet is the predominate arena in which Internet Abuse takes place, electronic devices and communications channels not internet enabled are also included in the definition. Internet Abuse causes dysfunctional cognitive, affective, behavioral & perceptual intrapersonal consequences accompanied with employment, academic, familial, peer & intimate partner interpersonal consequences.
Internet Dependence: Internet Dependence is an umbrella concept defining a child or adult’s compulsive and progressive dependency upon the internet and electronic devices designed to obtain, exchange or disseminate information. Although the internet is the predominate arena in which Internet Dependence takes place, electronic devices and communications channels not internet enabled are also included in the definition. Internet Dependence causes dysfunctional cognitive, affective, behavioral & perceptual intrapersonal consequences accompanied with employment, academic, familial, peer & intimate partner interpersonal consequences.
As often stated by Dr. Nuccitelli, “I wonder if historians will one day, centuries from now, look back upon us and conclude we were a culture blind to the hidden dark side of cyberspace.”
About iPredator Inc.
iPredator Inc. is a New York State based Information Age Forensics Company founded to provide educational and advisory products & services to consumers and organizations on cyberbullying, cyber harassment, cyberstalking, cybercrime, internet defamation, cyber terrorism, online sexual predation, internet addiction and the new field the founder is pioneering termed, Information Age Forensics. Created by a NYS licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant, Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C., their goal is to reduce victimization, theft, harm and disparagement from online assailants.