Internet Predator Prevention Tips by Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

Internet Predator Prevention Tips

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

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Internet Predator Prevention

Online Predator and Internet Predator Prevention Tips are available for parents, pediatric professionals, educators and all online users. Free to download with no personal information required, these tips are available at iPredator Inc.’s internet safety website. Compiled by New York State licensed psychologist and forensic psychology consultant, Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D., site visitors can read or download his 50 prevention tips and topics for discussion and education.

The typology of iPredator that is categorized as an Online Sexual Predator has a variety of different terms used to describe the same patterns and targets for their abuse. Online Sexual Predators are defined as adult online users who seek to exploit vulnerable pre-pubescent or pubescent children for sexual gratification, exploitation and/or financial gain.

To help educate parents, pediatric professionals and educators, 50 online predator tips and topics for discussion are now available released by iPredator Inc., on their Internet safety and cyber predator education website. Compiled by New York State licensed psychologist and forensic psychology consultant, Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D., site visitors can read his 50 Online Child Predator tips and topics for discussion and education. To visit and download these tips, please click on the hyperlink provided here, scroll to the base of the iPredator page and click on the print button.

Internet Predator Prevention Tips Page Link

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Having been a practicing psychologist and forensic examiner before changing his career path to the study and investigation of online users who engage in malevolent and nefarious activities, Dr. Nuccitelli fully understands that most sexual predators are typically close in age to the child victim and usually family members, friends or intimate partners of their victims. In essence, online sexual predators are from all walks of life and not bound by race, religion, heritage or socio-economic status.

Dr. Nuccitelli has stated, “I don’t think society at large truly understands the widespread growth of child pornography and online sexual predators trolling for child targets in cyberspace.”

Simply stated, Online Predators are sexual predators who use Information and Communications Technology and the Internet to locate, target and victimize minors. Common forums they use to target children include chat rooms, instant messaging or social networking sites for the purpose of flirting with and meeting others for illicit sexual experiences. Online Predators often are motivated to manipulate or “groom” a minor with the ultimate goal of meeting and engaging in sexual activity, despite knowing they are engaging in illegal activities.

In instances where meeting their victims is not the primary objective, Online Predators also attempt to persuade children and teens to participate in some form of online sexual and/or sexually provocative activity motivated by sexual deviance or for financial gain engaging in the distribution and sale of online child pornography. A brief description of iPredator that includes the typology of Online Predator is as follows:

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iPredator

iPredator: A person, group or nation who, directly or indirectly, engages in exploitation, victimization, coercion, 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 or gender and are not bound by economic status, race, religion or national heritage. iPredator is a global term used to distinguish anyone who engages in criminal, coercive, deviant or abusive behaviors using ICT. Central to the construct is the premise that Information Age criminals, deviants and the violently disturbed are psychopathological classifications new to humanity.

Whether the offender is a cyberbully, cyberstalker, cyber harasser, internet troll, cybercriminal, online sexual predator, cyber terrorist, online child pornography consumer/distributor or engaged in internet defamation or nefarious online deception, they fall within the scope of iPredator. The three criteria used to define an iPredator include:

  • A self-awareness of causing harm to others, directly or indirectly, using ICT.
  • The usage of ICT to obtain, tamper with, exchange and deliver harmful information.
  • 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 include 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 iPredator Victim Intuition [IVI]. An iPredator’s IVI is their aptitude to sense a target’s ODDOR [Offline Distress Dictates Online Response], online & offline vulnerabilities, psychological weaknesses, technological limitations, increasing their success of a cyber-attack with minimal ramifications.

“Although the benefits of Information and Communications Technology far outweigh the detriments for society, humanity has been seduced by the illusory notion that more technology translates into a better quality of life.” Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. [2014]

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Dr. Internet Safety

Dr. Internet Safety: Dr. Internet Safety (aka, Doc iSafety) is an abstract pediatric internet safety character that educates tweens, teens and primary caregivers about cyberbullying, cyber harassment, cyberstalking, online sexual predation, cyber security, the dark side of cyberspace, internet addiction and developmentally appropriate iPredator concepts. Dr. Internet Safety is Developmental Psychology and adolescent maturation savvy in relationship to Information Age tweens and teens.

Dr. Internet Safety accepts and communicates to children supporting their perceptual distortion of viewing themselves as being more technology, social media and cyber safety skilled than their adult counterparts. From a societal standpoint, Dr. Internet Safety seeks to make all K-12 educational systems include internet safety classes compulsory for all American school districts. Furthermore, Dr. Internet Safety has graduate level experience in iPredator profiling, online deception, internet addiction and iPredator Inc.’s Information Age Education concept of humility, prevention education and non-denominational family values as being vital to children of the Information Age.

To help Dr. Internet Safety teach young children about internet safety, he relies upon the help from iPredator Inc.’s internet safety characters, Cyber Tyger and Troll Man. Created for young children, K-5, Dr. Internet Safety knows Troll Man vs. Cyber Tyger is an exceptional educational tool.

“Unlike traditional human predators prior to the Information Age, iPredators rely on the multitude of benefits offered by Information and Communications Technology. These assistances include exchange of information over long distances, rapidity of information exchanged and the seemingly infinite access to the data available.” Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. (2011)

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Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. is a NYS licensed psychologist and cyber criminology consultant. He completed his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Adler University in 1994. In 2010, Dr. Nuccitelli authored the dark side of cyberspace concept known as “iPredator.” In November 2011, he established iPredator Inc., offering educational, investigative, and advisory services involving criminal psychology, cyberstalking, cyberbullying, online predators, internet trolls, the dark side of cyberspace and internet safety. Dr. Nuccitelli has worked in the mental health field over the last thirty-plus years and has volunteered his time helping cyber-attacked victims since 2010. His goal is to reduce victimization, theft, and disparagement from iPredators.

In addition to aiding citizens & disseminating educational content, Dr. Nuccitelli’s mission is to initiate a sustained national educational and awareness internet safety campaign with the help of private, state, and federal agencies. He is always available, at no cost, to interact with online users, professionals, and the media. To invite Dr. Nuccitelli to conduct training, media engagements, educational services, or consultation, please call him at (347) 871-2416 or via email at drnucc@ipredatorinc.com.

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Founded by Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D., iPredator Inc. is a NYC Internet Safety Company founded to offer educational and advisory products and services to online users and organizations on cyberbullying, cyberstalking, cybercrime, internet defamation and online sexual predation. iPredator Inc.’s goal is to reduce victimization, theft, and disparagement from online perpetrators.
New York City, New York
US
Phone: 347-871-2416

 

Telephonic Internet Addiction Screening by Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

Telephonic Internet Addiction Screening

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

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Internet Addiction

The Telephonic Internet Addiction Screening is a confidential assessment offered by NYS licensed psychologist & iPredator author, Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. An online user, a loved one or significant other completes the Internet Addiction Risk Checklist [IARC] and reviews the results, along with advice on courses of action with Dr. Nuccitelli.

Internet Addiction and Internet Use Gaming Disorder are synonyms describing an online users potential to become compulsive dependent upon the internet and other forms of Information and Communications Technology. Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., a New York State licensed psychologist and author of the Information Age Forensics construct, iPredator, has developed a diagnostic screening tool, Internet Addiction Risk Checklist (IARC), to assess if a child or adult online user is engaging in pathological internet use. Along with the IARC, if previously completed, Dr. Nuccitelli conducts telephonic internet addiction screenings offering his professional advice on an effective course of action.

Although there is an ongoing controversy among healthcare professionals and organizations regarding the existence of a formal internet addiction disorder, the reality is a growing number of online users are experiencing signs and symptoms suggestive of a an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) compulsive dependency. These negative consequences are problematic, self-destructive and harmful to the afflicted online user’s loved ones, peers and associates.

Interested parties are encouraged, but not required, to visit iPredator Inc.’s internet safety website, iPredator, and complete Dr. Nuccitelli’s Internet Addiction Risk Checklist (IARC). For direct access to the checklist, please click on the following hyperlink: Internet Addiction Risk Checklist (IARC)

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Upon completion, contact iPredator Inc. by phone at 347-871-2416 or email Dr. Nuccitelli directly at drnucc@ipredatorinc.com. Consumers are contacted within 24 hours to schedule a telephonic consultation.

The cost of a Telephonic Internet Addiction Screening (TIAS) is $300.00 (USD), takes 60-90 minutes to complete and includes all follow-up contacts. Given that healthcare has yet to agree upon a formal definition or even the existence of an Internet Addiction Disorder, provided here is Dr. Nuccitelli’s Internet Abuse and Internet Dependence definitions.

Internet Abuse

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.

On a continuum of severity, ranging from absent to mild, cessation of internet and/or electronic device usage causes withdrawal symptomology, psychological and/or physiological, combined with perceptual tolerance. Also on a continuum of severity, internet abusive online users engage in criminal, deviant and/or deceptive online activities ranging from absent to severe.

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Internet Dependence

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.

On a continuum of severity, ranging from mild to severe, cessation of internet and/or electronic device usage causes withdrawal symptomatology, psychological and/or physiological, combined with perceptual tolerance. Also on a continuum of severity, internet dependent online users engage in criminal, deviant and/or deceptive online activities ranging from mild to severe. Related to Internet Addiction is Dr. Nuccitelli’s iPredator construct with definition as follows:

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iPredator

iPredator: A person, group or nation who, directly or indirectly, engages in exploitation, victimization, coercion, 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 or gender and are not bound by economic status, race, religion or national heritage. iPredator is a global term used to distinguish anyone who engages in criminal, coercive, deviant or abusive behaviors using ICT. Central to the construct is the premise that Information Age criminals, deviants and the violently disturbed are psychopathological classifications new to humanity.

Whether the offender is a cyberbully, cyberstalker, cyber harasser, internet troll, cybercriminal, online sexual predator, cyber terrorist, online child pornography consumer/distributor or engaged in internet defamation or nefarious online deception, they fall within the scope of iPredator. The three criteria used to define an iPredator include:

  • A self-awareness of causing harm to others, directly or indirectly, using ICT.
  • The usage of ICT to obtain, tamper with, exchange and deliver harmful information.
  • 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 include 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 iPredator Victim Intuition [IVI]. An iPredator’s IVI is their aptitude to sense a target’s ODDOR [Offline Distress Dictates Online Response], online & offline vulnerabilities, psychological weaknesses, technological limitations, increasing their success of a cyber-attack with minimal ramifications.

“Although the benefits of Information and Communications Technology far outweigh the detriments for society, humanity has been seduced by the illusory notion that more technology translates into a better quality of life.” Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. [2014]

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Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. is a NYS licensed psychologist and cyber criminology consultant. He completed his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Adler University in 1994. In 2010, Dr. Nuccitelli authored the dark side of cyberspace concept known as “iPredator.” In November 2011, he established iPredator Inc., offering educational, investigative, and advisory services involving criminal psychology, cyberstalking, cyberbullying, online predators, internet trolls, the dark side of cyberspace and internet safety. Dr. Nuccitelli has worked in the mental health field over the last thirty-plus years and has volunteered his time helping cyber-attacked victims since 2010. His goal is to reduce victimization, theft, and disparagement from iPredators.

In addition to aiding citizens & disseminating educational content, Dr. Nuccitelli’s mission is to initiate a sustained national educational and awareness internet safety campaign with the help of private, state, and federal agencies. He is always available, at no cost, to interact with online users, professionals, and the media. To invite Dr. Nuccitelli to conduct training, media engagements, educational services, or consultation, please call him at (347) 871-2416 or via email at drnucc@ipredatorinc.com.

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Founded by Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D., iPredator Inc. is a NYC Internet Safety Company founded to offer educational and advisory products and services to online users and organizations on cyberbullying, cyberstalking, cybercrime, internet defamation and online sexual predation. iPredator Inc.’s goal is to reduce victimization, theft, and disparagement from online perpetrators.
New York City, New York
US
Phone: 347-871-2416

 

Darkside of Cyberspace Parable & Short Story, “I am iPredator”

Darkside of Cyberspace Short Story & Parable

“I am iPredator”


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Darkside of Cyberspace

The Darkside of Cyberspace parable, “I am iPredator”,  has been updated to read or download, at no cost, by iPredator’s founder,  Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. The parable is a letter of thanks from iPredator [aka Evil, Satan] to humanity. Evil expresses his appreciation for creating a doorway for his return, given the widespread growth of deception, harm and abuse online users inflict upon one another. The link to visit is pasted at the base of this post.  

“I am iPredator” Parable Website Link

Online sexual predation, cyberstalking, cyberbullying and pathological cyber deception are all Darkside of Cyberspace social issues causing harm to millions of online users. Although Information and Communications Technology [ICT] and the internet are young in age, the nefarious and malevolent elements seeking to victimize the innocent are avid enthusiasts. It is easy to recognize the many benefits information technology provides, but the detriments and pain caused to online victims continues, with reckless abandonment, and no known end in sight.

“I am iPredator”

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Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D., a New York State licensed psychologist, forensic psychology consultant and author of the Information Age Forensics construct, iPredator, has made available, at no cost, his parable titled, “I am iPredator: A Letter to Information Age Humanity.” The short story is a parable about the character, Evil [aka iPredator], who has written a letter thanking humanity for creating a destructive and deceptive cyberspace, causing a portal to open in cyberspace, allowing for his return.

As stated by Dr. Nuccitelli, “My short story “I am iPredator” is a parable not to be taken literally. I’m hoping it will someday encourage humanity to think about their “disconnected” online behavior and begin practicing decency and respect towards others. Cyberspace and ICT are inventions of elegance and should not be treated as a disposable commodity. If we don’t work to make cyberspace a safe environment, the children of the future are in grave danger.”

Dr. Nuccitelli enjoys and fully supports the advancement and growth of Information and Communications Technology [ICT.] What he does not approve of is the use and abuse of ICT to victimize, disparage and steal from others. It is for this reason that “I am iPredator” was written hoping to alert humanity to the destructive trajectory starting to accelerate.

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The parable, as well as all iPredator Inc. products and services are formatted using the iPredator construct. The iPredator definition is as follows and the webpage link to read, print or PDF download, requiring no personal information, is provided here: “I am iPredator: A Letter to Information Age Humanity”. To download or print, scroll to the base of the page, click on “Single Page”, scroll to the base once again and click on the blue print/pdf button. No joining, personal information or email sign up required downloading.

iPredator

iPredator: A person, group or nation who, directly or indirectly, engages in exploitation, victimization, coercion, 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 or gender and are not bound by economic status, race, religion or national heritage. iPredator is a global term used to distinguish anyone who engages in criminal, coercive, deviant or abusive behaviors using ICT. Central to the construct is the premise that Information Age criminals, deviants and the violently disturbed are psychopathological classifications new to humanity.

Whether the offender is a cyberbully, cyberstalker, cyber harasser, internet troll, cybercriminal, online sexual predator, cyber terrorist, online child pornography consumer/distributor or engaged in internet defamation or nefarious online deception, they fall within the scope of iPredator. The three criteria used to define an iPredator include:

  • A self-awareness of causing harm to others, directly or indirectly, using ICT.
  • The usage of ICT to obtain, tamper with, exchange and deliver harmful information.
  • 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 include 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 iPredator Victim Intuition [IVI]. An iPredator’s IVI is their aptitude to sense a target’s ODDOR [Offline Distress Dictates Online Response], online & offline vulnerabilities, psychological weaknesses, technological limitations, increasing their success of a cyber-attack with minimal ramifications.

“Although the benefits of Information and Communications Technology far outweigh the detriments for society, humanity has been seduced by the illusory notion that more technology translates into a better quality of life.” Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. [2014]

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Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. is a NYS licensed psychologist and cyber criminology consultant. He completed his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Adler University in 1994. In 2010, Dr. Nuccitelli authored the dark side of cyberspace concept known as “iPredator.” In November 2011, he established iPredator Inc., offering educational, investigative, and advisory services involving criminal psychology, cyberstalking, cyberbullying, online predators, internet trolls, the dark side of cyberspace and internet safety. Dr. Nuccitelli has worked in the mental health field over the last thirty-plus years and has volunteered his time helping cyber-attacked victims since 2010. His goal is to reduce victimization, theft, and disparagement from iPredators.

In addition to aiding citizens & disseminating educational content, Dr. Nuccitelli’s mission is to initiate a sustained national educational and awareness internet safety campaign with the help of private, state, and federal agencies. He is always available, at no cost, to interact with online users, professionals, and the media. To invite Dr. Nuccitelli to conduct training, media engagements, educational services, or consultation, please call him at (347) 871-2416 or via email at drnucc@ipredatorinc.com.

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Founded by Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D., iPredator Inc. is a NYC Internet Safety Company founded to offer educational and advisory products and services to online users and organizations on cyberbullying, cyberstalking, cybercrime, internet defamation and online sexual predation. iPredator Inc.’s goal is to reduce victimization, theft, and disparagement from online perpetrators.
New York City, New York
US
Phone: 347-871-2416

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