Poughkeepsie, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2013
Internet Safety expert, NYS licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant, Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C., has updated and reformatted his internet predator warning signs tool called the iPredator Bridge Warning Signs Checklist (IBWSC). To download the pdf file, please visit the link that follows, scroll to the base of the web page and click on the bridge graphic. No personal information is required or having to entering an email. The IBWSC is an excellent tool for anyone who suspects a friend, colleague or loved one is engaging in deceptive online practices.
iPredator Bridge Warning Signs Checklist (IBWSC): Based on the iPredator Bridge construct, 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 activities towards 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.
The IBWSC takes 15-20 minutes to complete and is easily scored by all items requiring a “No” response. If the online user being assessed scores 5 items or more with affirmative responses, the probability they are engaging in nefarious and/or deceptive online activities is highly probable.
Dr. Nuccitelli is author of the Information Age construct called iPredator recognized by the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute. The iPredator construct is the central theme to all iPredator Inc. products and services. His 2013 definition is as follows:
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. 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. 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. The three criteria used to define an iPredator include:
iPredator Bridge: iPredator Bridge is a theoretical tenet of iPredator representing the exploration and study of people who use Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to harm others motivated by moral convictions, self-righteous values and perceptual distortions. Unlike the iPredator who is driven by criminal, deviant or psychopathological reasons, iPredator Bridge investigates why rational law-abiding citizens engage in harmful online activities by targeting other innocent online users. For those who cross this proverbial bridge, they enter a world where their choices are increasingly governed by criminal, deviant, immoral and maladaptive processes.
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 and the new field the founder is pioneering termed, Information Age Psychology. 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. In addition to assisting citizens, their mission is to initiate a national sustained educational & awareness campaign with the help of seed funding from private, state and federal agencies. At the website, they offer a variety of products and services all developed by Dr. Nuccitelli and relevant to internet safety and cyber attack prevention.
Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C.
NYS Licensed Psychologist
C.E.O. iPredator Inc.