Poughkeepsie, New York (PRWEB) June 21, 2013
The online sexual predator has been described using many different names, but can easily be defined as an adult online user who uses Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to locate and target a child to sexually solicit. As information technology continues to expand with few methods to monitor and identify nefarious and malevolent online activities, the rates of children being victimized continue.
To help parents, educators and pediatric professionals insulate children from online victimization, 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, has made available, at no cost, an updated and expanded version of his “Online Sexual Predator Prevention Tips” article.
Accessing the information does not require having to provide personal information or an email address and interested visitors can visit the site at any time or click on the link here for immediate access: Online Sexual Predator Prevention Tips.
Once there, simply scroll to the base of the web page and click on the green pdf/print button. Central to the tips and all iPredator Inc. products and services is Dr. Nuccitelli’s Information Age Forensics construct called iPredator. The 2013 formal definition of iPredator 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 (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.) Central to the construct is the premise that Information Age criminals, deviants and violent disturbed are psychopathological classifications new to humanity. Whether the offender is a cyberbully, cyberstalker, cyber harasser, cyber criminal, online sexual predator, internet troll, cyber terrorist or engaged in nefarious cyber deception, 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 ICT in the abstract and artificial electronic universe known as cyberspace. Therefore, as the internet naturally offers all ICT users anonymity if they decide, iPredators actively design online profiles and diversionary tactics to remain undetected and untraceable.
Cyberstealth, a sub-tenet of iPredator, is a covert method by which iPredators attempt to establish and sustain complete anonymity while they engage in ICT activities planning their next assault, investigating innovative surveillance technologies or researching the social profiles of their next target. Concurrent with the concept of Cyberstealth is IVI or iPredator Victim Intuition. By using Cyberstealth, an iPredator’s IVI is their aptitude to sense a target’s online vulnerabilities, weaknesses and technological limitations increasing their success of a cyber-attack with minimal ramifications.
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 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.
Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C.
NYS Licensed Psychologist
C.E.O. iPredator Inc.