Hudson Valley, New York (PRWEB) December 05, 2012
iPredators and their victims are new dynamics causing devastation across all elements of society. Dr. Nuccitelli has stated, “ICT, social media and cyberspace are wonderful in their capacity to connect humanity, but this connection occurs in the abstract artificial electronic universe known as cyberspace. Hence, this proverbial “connection” is a perceptual distortion leading to victimization and reality based interpersonal isolation.” Dr. Michael Nuccitelli will be interviewed, Thursday 12/6/12 9:15 -11:50pm EST, on Late Night in the Midlands with host Michael Vara. Dr. Nuccitelli will be discussing his recently published checklist, iPredator Bridge Warning Signs Checklist (IBWSC).
Dr. Nuccitelli discusses his two constructs, iPredator & iPredator Bridge, and his recently published cyber predator assessment tool. A brief definition of each construct and the IBWSC is as follows:
iPredator Bridge Warning Signs Checklist (IBWSC): Based on the iPredator Bridge construct, the iPredator Bridge Warning Signs Checklist (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 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.
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, cyber-criminal, online sexual predator, internet troll or cyber terrorist, they fall within the scope of iPredator.
iPredator Bridge: iPredator Bridge is a theoretical tenet of iPredator representing the exploration and study of people who decide to use Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to harm others motivated by greed, power, control, narcissism or psychopathology. iPredator Bridge investigates why some people draw near to this nefarious and malevolent realm hidden in cyberspace and through ICT, contemplate the benefits and detriments, decide to proceed, and then continue a trajectory where their cognitive, affective, behavioral and perceptual states are directly or indirectly harmful to others and society. For those who cross this proverbial bridge, they enter a world where their choices are increasingly governed by criminal, deviant, immoral and maladaptive processes.
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. To download, scroll to the base of the page and click on the green print/pdf button.
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. In addition to assisting citizens, iPredator Inc.'s mission is to initiate a nationally sustained Internet safety educational & awareness campaign. iPredator Inc. and Dr. Nuccitelli express their gratitude to Robert O’Block, CEO & founder of the American College of Forensic Examiners International.
In June 2012, Dr. Nuccitelli & iPredator Inc. launched their Internet Safety & Tech. Predator website offering site visitors an enormous amount of free information. Dr. Nuccitelli has extensive media experience and truly enjoys educating the public on cyberbullying, iPredator awareness, internet safety, internet culture & local/national criminal news.
Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C.
NYS Licensed Psychologist