Internet Safety Images by Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

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Internet Safety Images

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Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

You and I may not feel it, but we are all at the beginning of the Information Age. Like a double edged sword, the advantages and disadvantages of Information and Communications Technology are clear. If someone says to me again, “Dr. Nuccitelli, what do you want us to do, turn off the internet?”, I think I will throw my digital devices out the window. For the record, I love cyberspace and grateful for its many benefits. What I don’t understand is how little is being done to teach children and the rest of society about the dark side of cyberspace and the typologies of iPredator.

At times, it feels like society has buried its head in the sand in relationship to internet safety and cyber attack prevention. It is truly unfortunate that the vast majority of online users do not pay attention to information security and cyber attack prevention until they, their loved ones or wallet are cyber attacked. Not only do I think basic internet safety, Digital Citizenship and how to conduct oneself in cyberspace be taught in schools, but it should be a national priority. For now, the best we can do, for those of us who give a damn, is to encourage awareness.

To achieve this aim, pasted below are twenty images and quotes to help think about how to protect yourself, loved ones and business. All the images are free to download, share and edit for educational purposes. For most devices, simply right click on the image and click “save as” to download to your device. No personal information or email address is required to print out or save. I present you my novice graphic design skills and philosophical ramblings.

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Cyberbullying

“Classic bullying attacks a child’s physical attributes, minority status and vulnerabilities. Cyberbullying does the same, but uses information technology in a relentless manner to devastate a child.”

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

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Cyberstalker

“In order to become a cyberstalker, one must either feel rejected, angry, powerful or misunderstood.”

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

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Cyberspace

“If you spend too much time in cyberspace without calm, you are bound to project your insecurities and skewed perceptions upon others.”

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

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Online Psychopaths

“If an online user is quick to judge, shameless and defines him or herself as an expert before being honored as one; they are quite possibly a psychopath.”

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

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Dark Side of Cyberspace

“The dark side of cyberspace is the manifestation of, and theatre for, the dark side of human consciousness using information technology as the stage.”

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

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Cyber Attacks

“For those who spend time, energy and resources cyber attacking others, they are either ideologically driven, cloaking their past or a combination of both.”

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

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Cybercriminal Minds

“Cyberspace allows our darkest fantasies to be fueled by the likeminded. Once validated, they are one step closer to becoming reality.”

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

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Cyberbullied

The cyberbullied child is at a higher risk of harming themselves or others when primary caregivers are ignorant to the power information technology has upon their psyche.”

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

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Online Predators

“Online predators target children to fulfill deviant fantasies or for child pornography profit. What they fail to realize is that in cyberspace, law enforcement and proactive citizens are waiting to deliver justice.”

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

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Veil of Anonymity

“Given the veil of anonymity is easily worn in cyberspace, accountability evaporates for the online assailant (aka, iPredator).”

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

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Information

“Soon, information will become the most lethal & feared weapon. More valuable than diamonds and intoxicating like morphine.”

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

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Predatory Trolls

“If not dealt with, the predatory type of internet troll will lead judicial systems of all nations to make online defamation a criminal act.”

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

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Cybercrime

“The Internet of Things (aka, IoT) is just around the corner with cybercrime and privacy being the two greatest digital hurdles for machine-to-machine communications.”

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

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Online Harassment

“Online harassment is peppered with victim blaming for the target and self-satisfaction for the assailant.”

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

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Dark Psychology

“Although I thought my Dark Psychology construct involved criminal, deviant and cybercriminal minds, I must now accept that cyberspace has become an extension of human consciousness and a realm for all dark fantasies.”

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

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Cyber Terrorism

“When information becomes the most lethal & feared weapon, cyber terrorism will be a priority for all nations.”

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

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Cyberstalking

“Different than online surveillance and monitoring, cyberstalking is fear personified for online users, their loved ones and lifestyle.”

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

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Cyberstealth

“Cyberstealth is not just one of three criteria used to determine if an online user is an iPredator. It is the digital application of Sun Tzu’s “Art of War” reference to deception.”

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

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Information Age Wellness

“Mind, body and spirit use to be the triad for the holistic and wellness approach. Now? Information technology is the proverbial new kid on the block.”

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

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Troll Triad

Troll Triad was originally written to protect myself from character assassination by three adult online users. The Cerebral, Provocateur and Crier archetypes may in fact apply to task functions in all gangstalking and internet troll groups.”

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

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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

CU Boulder Thanked by Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

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CU Boulder Thanked by Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

This writer, Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D., would like to take this opportunity to thank the University of Colorado Boulder for allowing him to present his iPredator construct to their psychology pre-doctoral interns. Since authoring iPredator in 2010, this is the first time a university, CU Boulder, has requested this writer to educate their graduate students about his Information Age dark side of human consciousness concept. Thank you CU Boulder and Dr. Vera. This writer is honored by this event and views it as the first step to encouraging all academic institutions to address the dark side of cyberspace and the importance for all online users to practice internet safety.

Prior to his telephonic presentation, the pre-doctoral interns watched the award winning documentary called “Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop”. “Thought Crimes” is an excellent documentary for those wanting to learn about the dark psychology involved when using Information and Communications Technology (ICT). After watching the documentary, this writer introduced his construct and it’s sub-tenets. ODDOR, Dark Psychology and the role of fantasy, anonymity and the Reality Virtuality Continuum were discussed.

In addition to thanking CU Boulder, this writer would like to thank Olga Vera, Ph.D. for scheduling this training. Dr. Vera and this writer have also joined forces to encourage other academic institutions and professional organizations to educate their constituents about staying safe online. Furthermore, Dr. Vera has given this writer permission to post her letter of thanks so that our internet safety volunteers know they also have been recognized for their hard work. Provided below are the definitions of iPredator, Information Age Wellness and Information Age Education.

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“iPredators revel in targeting the LGBT community, discouraged children, the internet safety ignorant, racial minorities, the physically/mentally disabled and anyone else they deem vulnerable. Once an iPredator assesses an individual or group as an easy target, cyber attacks soon follow”. Olga Vera, Ph.D. (2015)

Information Age Education (IAE)

Information Age Education (IAE) is a cyber attack prevention paradigm offering a solution to reducing the negative consequences of living in the Information Age. The Information Age and information technology present positive and negative influences upon humanity in which the negative aspects seem to be growing at a feverish pace. IAE prioritizes prevention education, non-denominational family values and humility as solutions to connecting the disconnected, educating the ignorant and conquering the corrupt (iPredator).

An integral component in the goal of slowing the trajectory of the societal disconnection process is the active participation of educational systems, religious organizations, service organizations and positive pro-social public figures. Although it is impossible for any person, group or nation to be absolutely insulated from being cyber attacked or targeted for nefarious and malevolent reasons, the odds and probability thereof can certainly be reduced by Information Age Education (IAE).

Information Age Wellness (IAE)

Information Age Wellness is defined as the practice and study of how Information and Communications Technology (ICT) influences people’s physical, psychological, perceptual and spiritual well-being. By incorporating safe and productive practices, citizens and their loved ones of the Information Age are both safer from cyber attacks and able to focus on mind, body & spiritual optimization endeavors. Information Age Wellness incorporates mind, body, spirit and information technology for those seeking a healthy lifestyle. In essence, Information Age Wellness is a combination of Internet Safety, Spirituality, Integrative Medicine & Health Psychology while recognizing the growth and dependency of information technology upon people.

Information Age Wellness explores how information technology influences people’s physical, psychological, perceptual and spiritual well-being in relationship to self-preservation and humility. By incorporating safe and productive online practices, citizens reduce sensing perceptual disconnectedness by focusing on mind, body & spiritual endeavors fostering social engagement. Information Age Wellness views the mind, body, spirit and technology as a new homeostatic system capable of optimization.

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iPredator

iPredator: A person, group or nation who, directly or indirectly, engages in exploitation, deception, 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, deceptive, manipulative, 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, cybercriminal, online sexual predator, cyber terrorist, internet troll, online child pornographer/distributor or engaged in 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 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 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.

“Malevolent in intent, iPredators rely on their capacity to deceive others using information technology 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.” Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D. (2013)

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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

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. – San Bernardino Mass Shooting

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Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. – San Bernardino Mass Shooting

Listen to Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D. as he is interviewed on America Now with Meghan McCain regarding the San Bernardino Mass Shooting on December 2, 2015. On December 3, 2015, Dr. Nuccitelli was interviewed by Meghan McCain during her three-hour national radio broadcast discussing the San Bernardino Shooting tragedy. As you will hear during this brief interview, Ms. McCain asks Dr. Nuccitelli provocative questions surrounding the husband and wife team who brutally murdered fourteen people and wounded twenty-one.

Although the assailant couple, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, pledged their allegiance to an Islamic State leader on Facebook, authorities were not prepared to conclude this travesty was a terrorist attack or workplace related at the time of this show. In response to Ms. McCain’s question regarding the ability of terrorist groups to use social media as an influential tactic for motivating other terrorists, Dr. Nuccitelli affirmed her query. Concurring with Ms. McCain, Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D. strongly suspects the San Bernardino Mass Shooting at the Inland Regional Center was an act of terrorism and not simply an act of workplace violence. Dr. Nuccitelli would like to say Thank you to America Now with Meghan McCain for inviting him to be their guest. To listen to his interview with Ms. McCain, simply click on the radio image here.

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(click microphone to listen)

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Dr. Nuccitelli presents his belief that cyberspace is becoming, or already is, an extension of cyberspace. He strongly believes that cyberspace has effects upon the human mind not yet explained by modern science. For those interested in learning a little about what Dr. Nuccitelli is referring to, it is recommended to Google the terms Reality-Virtuality Continuum, Disinhibition Effect and the works of Carl Jung. If the San Bernardino shooters were influenced by their online activities, Dr. Nuccitelli believes his two iPredator sub-constructs, iPredator Bridge and ODDOR were involved.

Since the beginning of human civilization, ideology has driven people to commit atrocious acts of violence. In the Information Age, the seeds of militant ideology are easily nourished. Once a person or group of people are validated in their extreme views, the probability of implementing their violent plans grows exponentially. For a yet to be determined reason, cyberspace has an uncanny ability to speak to the dark side of human consciousness. Living in the Information Age, Cyber Terrorism and iPredators will become permanent fixtures of the human experience. With each passing year, homeland security must focus on cyber attack prevention.

“The Information Age technocentric concept of being “connected” is actually a paradox of disconnection causing us to lose our instinctual drives for social cohesion, allegiance and selflessness. As our dependency upon Information and Communications Technology [ICT] grows, spreading throughout our collective human consciousness, the less we care for our neighbors and the more we delude ourselves into thinking that online connections are far more valuable than realty based relationships.” 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

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D., Olga Vera, Ph.D. and iPredator

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Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D., Olga Vera, Ph.D. and iPredator

The Story Behind the Story with A. True Ott

Internet Radio Interview

Show Description: Join internet radio show host, A. True Ott, Ph.D. of the “The Story Behind the Story” on Friday October 23, 2015 as he interviews the author of the iPredator construct, Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. and Olga Vera, Ph.D. of the University of Colorado Boulder. The topics covered include the underpinnings of Dr. Nuccitelli’s iPredator theory, his iPredator sub-construct ODDOR (Offline Distress Dictates Online Response) and the impact of the Information Age upon teens, young adults and college students.

Date/Time: Friday October 23, 2015 (10pm-12am EST, 8pm-10pm MST, 7pm-9pm PST). To listen at a later date, the show is available by clicking on the radio image here. The first hour is available with the full show to follow at a later date.

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ODDOR

Offline Distress Dictates Online Response (ODDOR) is a sub-tenet of iPredator, which posits that offline psychological functioning directly influences one’s online interactions. Whether someone is an online assailant, cyber attack target or both, ODDOR does not discriminate. ODDOR postulates that temporary and long-standing psychological states can significantly taint an online user’s behaviors and interpretations. Perceptually isolated, ignorance of the existence of ODDOR and experiencing atypical affective and cognitive states increases the probability of being targeted by an online assailant. In addition to being at a greater risk of being cyber attacked, ODDOR influences an online user to partake in destructive and self-destructive online activities.

If a person is self-aware and reasonably healthy, their levels of ODDOR are less likely to become problematic. Just as self-awareness acts as a buffer between mental health and dysfunction, the same holds true for ODDOR. An online user’s risks of engaging in destructive and self-destructive behaviors are greatly diminished by monitoring one’s attitude before and during ICT usage. The ODDOR factors online users must be mindful of include

  • Using ICT in an altered state of consciousness.
  • Using ICT with an amplified sense of optimism or fatalism
  • Using ICT to explore deviant or dark internal fantasies.
  • Using ICT in a heightened state of distress, anger or carelessness.
  • Using ICT with a medical condition that impacts intellectual functioning.
  • Using ICT during affective states that are isolation or rejection themed.
  • Using ICT during interpersonal conflicts and environmental stress.

ODDOR has minimal impact when an online user is cognizant of how others can misinterpret their perceptual biases and color the information they aggregate, disseminate and exchange. ODDOR poses a minimal risk when an online user’s faculties responsible for self-preservation are functioning properly in all online environments.

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Olga Vera, Ph.D.

Olga Vera, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Colorado with over 22 years of experience working in a variety of settings in the mental health field serving as an administrator, professor, trainer, and clinician.  Dr. Vera is presently the director of Faculty and Staff Assistance Program and the Chair of the Behavioral Intervention Team for the University of Colorado at Boulder and has a thriving clinical practice in Boulder Colorado.  Dr. Vera served as the President for the International EAP Association and is currently the President Elect for the Colorado Psychological Association.

Dr, Vera is considered a trauma expert in the field of psychology. Dr. Vera specializes in trauma informed treatment and the development of trauma informed care and clinical practices. Dr. Vera assists organizations and educational institutions to develop researched based solutions to improve the health of individuals, organizations, and systems.

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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

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. & ReviewTechUSA Host on iPredator

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. and ReviewTechUSA

Host Discuss iPredator

 

Title: iPredator, Online Predators & the Dark Side of Cyberspace

Show Description: Join owner and host, Richard Masucci, of ReviewTechUSA as he interviews the author of the iPredator construct, Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. on internet radio. The topics covered include the underpinnings of Dr. Nuccitelli’s theories, the online gaming industry as a haven for online sexual predation and the role of cyber attacks as reasons for federal governments taking control of the internet.

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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.

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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

Internet Safety Tips for Parents by Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

 Internet Safety Tips for Parents

Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

Internet Safety Tips for Parents-Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

“Internet Safety Tips for Parents and Educators” is an article for parents, primary caregivers and educators addressing cyber attack prevention and internet safety. Authored by Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., a New York State licensed psychologist and the author of iPredator, a new Information Age forensic construct. Dr. Nuccitelli provides internet safety tips and cyber attack prevention strategies to help insulate children from being cyber attacked by peers and adults engaged in online sexual predation.

Online Sexual Predators (aka, iPredators) habitually prepare for children and teens, around the country, returning to school looking to the internet for their academic, social networking and developmental needs. The beginning of a new school year guarantees a significant increase in online usage, and most important to online sexual predators, patterned and predictable times of online usage. Now that children will be back to school, their time spent online significantly increases along with patterned and predictable times they access the internet. Online sexual predators, cyberbullies, cyber criminals and cyberstalkers ready themselves for another year of unsuspecting and ignorant groups of vulnerable, discouraged and online high risk taking children.

Provided below are 14 internet safety tips compiled by Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D, a New York State licensed psychologist and author of the new Information Age forensics construct, iPredator. The internet safety tips and recommendations were compiled to assist adults insulate children from being cyber attacked and targeted by iPredators. Dr. Nuccitelli’s definition of iPredator is as follows:

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]

Internet Safety Tips for Parents-Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

Cyberstealth

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.

“Malevolent in intent, iPredators rely on their capacity to deceive others using information technology 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.” Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., iPredator Inc. (2013)

For proactive parents who plan to practice and institute internet safety, we have compiled a quick checklist and tips to help ensure your bases are covered. We hope this checklist helps insulate your child from abuse and leads to a safe and enjoyable school year.

FBI’s Parents Internet Safety Guide

1. FBI’s Parents Internet Safety Guide: Visit the FBI’s website and thoroughly read their excellent overview called “A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety”. Before moving on to the next step, make sure you have written down and have easy access to your local police department’s phone numbers. To download online, enter into Google or your favorite search engine the term “FBI Parents Guide”. On the first page will be the link to read or download.

FBI Parent Guide Link: http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/parent-guide

Offline Distress Dictates Online Response

(ODDOR)

2. Offline Distress Dictates Online Response: A child is particularly prone to engage in high-risk behaviors online if he/she is feeling discouraged, angry or distressed. Do not move on to the next step until you are confident your child is feeling encouraged, stable or being monitored by a professional or trusted loved one. Of the many articles and studies we have researched, a child’s psychological status highly correlates with their online behaviors. If there are ongoing conflicts at home, recent traumatic events or any other anxiety and/or distressing events in the home, it is very important to monitor your child’s online usage.

Just as important as your child’s home environment is your child’s school environment. Given you cannot be with your child when they are at school, it is important to maintain regular contacts with school officials regarding your child’s attitudes and behaviors on school grounds. Although academics in school are a priority, your child’s demeanor with teachers and fellow students speaks to their psychological and emotional welfare. Research has directly linked a child’s school and home environments to their online activities.

Internet Safety Tips for Parents-Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

Personal Information Prevention Planning

3. Personal Information Prevention Planning: The number one and most important issue to address with your child is the amount of personal information they share online. Getting your child to practice minimal release of their name, contact information, photographs and passwords to their social sites is highly desirable. If we were to make an approximation of the articles, we have read on Internet safety and cyber security, 99% percent of them list restriction of sharing personal information online being vital to Internet safety.

It cannot be emphasized enough, but children who disclose their contact information, personal information and images freely are at a much higher risk of being targeted by a iPredator. The goal as an internet safety proactive parent is not to totally restrict or forbade your child from sharing personal information, but to educate them on being highly cautious and consistently aware when, why and what they disclose to others.

***Research has demonstrated that the vast majority of taunting, abuse, cybercrime and sexual assault that children endure is most likely coming from their peers and/or known adults rather than unknown adult online sexual predators.***

Peers, Parents and the PTA

4. Peers, Parents and the PTA: Given that, you cannot monitor your child’s online activities when they are not in your presence; it is paramount to access those people who are expected to be. Your child’s friends, their parents and school are the three prime social targets you should be contacting. The goal is to initiate and sustain open communication with your child’s friends and their parents regarding internet safety expectations. Just because you have restricted your child from certain online activities does not mean your child’s friends are restricted or their parents have online house rules.

Using your capacity to be cordial and polite, maintain a consistent open dialogue with your child’s social circles. Regarding your child’s school environment, it is important to have an open conversation with school officials and/or the PTA to ensure that Internet safety and cyber security mechanisms are in place. Before the school year begins, contact school officials and investigate their internet safety measures, educational emphasis on Internet security and procedures for cyberbullying, cyberstalking, sexting, mobile device usage during school hours and cybercrime related to adolescent life.

Know Your Child’s Social Networking Sites

5. Know Your Child’s Social Networking Sites: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Tagged and MyYearbook are among the most popular social networking sites children and teens look to for their cyber identity, digital reputation and online social relationships. Thanks to the internet and digital technology, many children and teens look to the digital universe for their self-esteem. Unfortunately, iPredators also choose these sites as their most favored websites spending most of their free time trolling for unsuspecting, naive, discouraged or high-risk children. Given there are 400-500 popular global social sites, and growing, it is of the utmost importance to spend time with your child discussing digital citizenship and cautious online communications.

Smartphones Need More Smarts

6. Smartphones Need More Smarts: A smartphone is a wireless phone with voice, messaging, scheduling, e-mail and internet capabilities. Research and marketing trend experts’ project sales of smartphones will exceed personal computers by 2014. In 2012, 697 million smartphones were sold. Despite the benefits of mobile digital technology, children and teens are becoming dependent on their mobile phones more than ever before.

Recent studies have suggested children who are depressed, anxious and/or discouraged spend more time interacting with their mobile devices and less time being typical children. It is vital that as a parent, you monitor the amount of time your child spends on their mobile phone and contact your phone carrier about additional security features that they may offer. If a cellphone or smartphone is in your child’s future, be sure to have the store you purchase the phone from install or set up all the necessary safety and filtering devices and software.

Internet Safety Tips for Parents-Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

Weekly Digital Dinner

7. Weekly Digital Dinner: The term may sound absurd, but making it a habit to discuss the family’s digital habits at least once weekly during dinner is both proactive and helpful. With today’s dual parent working families and single parent households, dinnertime is one of the few weekly events that are consistent, predictable and social. By all family members discussing their internet activities, children will feel more comfortable to disclose information relevant to Internet safety and their online activities. During these weekly discussions, always make sure to discuss the importance of being highly cautious of sharing personal information online.

It is also highly recommended to discuss positive, beneficial aspects and stories about online usage to make the weekly discussions fair and balanced. Prior to every weekly digital dinner discussion, it is highly recommended to announce, to all involved, that any information shared regarding online activities will not cause punishment, retribution or embarrassment. This weekly announcement may be redundant, but it reaffirms to your children that they will not be punished for their mistakes or irresponsible online behaviors.

House Rules Include Online Rules

8. House Rules Include Online Rules: Just as children have curfews, responsibilities and chores, they also should have online rules and regulations. Based on our findings, there are no universal online rules that can be applied to children of all ages. The three that these writers feel are most relevant to children of all ages and at all times are as follows: 1. Cautious disclosure of sharing personal information online. 2. Never meeting someone met online without supervision. 3. Never share passwords to anyone other than parents. Other than this triad, parents should establish house online rules based on their child’s age, developmental maturity, knowledge and persistence of Internet safety.

In addition to the trifecta of obvious rules mentioned, research has led these writers to conclude that nighttime online usage and time patterns should be considered when negotiating or designing online rules. Research on iPredators have concluded that they prefer to troll for their victims during evening hours and at time intervals when the child or children they are targeting typically log on to the internet. The iPredator learns online log on habits and set their schedule to match the child they are targeting.

Emphasize the Child’s Developmental Achilles Heel

9. Emphasize the Child’s Developmental Achilles Heel: Part of being an effective parent is being a creative parent. All children, starting anywhere from 7-10 years of age, develop an accentuated self-awareness. Once this self-awareness begins, the child begins to worry how their peers perceive them. As they continue physical and psychological maturation, this strong focus on self-image, popularity and peer acceptance becomes their primary driving forces until they have finished college. Knowing your child will probably be experiencing these highly dramatic and emotions, you can use them advantageously regarding their online activities.

Instead of telling your child “NO”, educate them on how images and information we share online can last for years. Just as rumors of friends spread, online rumors and embarrassing images can go “viral”. Directly connecting your child’s developmental fears to their online behaviors of disclosing information is an effective and natural internet safety technique. When done in a considerate, respectful way, this method for teaching your child to be cautious of sharing personal information can be highly effective.

Online Parental Control? No Such Thing

10. Online Parental Control? No Such Thing: With the trends of today’s online community and technological advancements, insulating your child from iPredators and keeping them safe online has been ever more challenging. Ranging from home computers to mobile digital technology, children have access and exposure to multiple forms of online activities and devices. Even if you use content blockers, filters, trackers or parental control software, children have ways to get around these if their heart and minds are set on engaging in high-risk online activities.

Before purchasing security software or hardware, contact a trusted source. In every community, someone, your friends or a colleague knows a digital technology expert. Given that the market is flooded with hundreds of products, services and methods contact your local expert source and rely on their recommendations. Secondly, contact your phone and Internet Service Provider (ISP) for what they recommend to protect your child.

Internet Safety Tips for Parents-Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

iPredator Inc.’s Parent Internet Safety Guide

11. iPredator Inc.’s Parent Internet Safety Guide: The iPredator Inc. Parent Internet Safety Guide is a web page and online article available for download, at no cost, at iPredator Inc.’s internet safety website. Regularly updated, the web article is monitored for accuracy and relevance as the Information Age continues to evolve. To assist parents, primary caregivers and educators, the article provides internet safety tips, online sexual predator prevention tips, iPredator target factors and cyberbullying tactics. As Information and Communications Technology (ICT) becomes widespread, cyber attack prevention, education and protection are areas that will require immediate attention. The Information Age has many benefits to humanity, but it is vital to identify and prevent the malevolent and nefarious elements that exist in cyberspace. The link to this writer’s PDF paper is as follows:

Parents Internet Safety Packet | iPredator

Mobile Devices, Mobile Children, Focused Parents

12. Mobile Devices, Mobile Children, Focused Parents: It is not hard to conclude that protecting children from the growing number of cyber attack avenues is daunting at best. Mobile Device Technology and Smartphones is quickly becoming the tool of choice for accessing and interacting in cyberspace. The trend projections of mobile device usage are astounding in which children will be a large mobile user demographic. With this inevitability, children will be left to defend themselves interacting with cyberspace for increasing periods without adult supervision.

Making matters worse, online sexual predators, cyber criminals and iPredators who target children are gleefully preparing for this shift in pediatric mobile device usage. It is crucial for all parents and adults to take the active role in ensuring the mobile device(s) given to children are purchased with the most advanced security and parental controls available. These writers cannot not emphasize enough how important it is to, not just verify the child’s mobile device is secure, but regularly monitored and habitually checked to make sure the child’s device has not been compromised.

Internet Addiction

13. Internet Addiction: Not that it has recently materialized without notice, but Internet Use Disorder, Internet Use Gaming Disorder and Internet Addiction are all synonymous terms defining the same growing trend of pathological usage of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Although a persistent controversy exists regarding Internet Addiction being a formal mental illness, the reality is there are thousands of online users, child and adult, who report experiencing signs and symptoms quite similar to the hallmark elements of a compulsive dependency.

Contemporary Information Age society has now been introduced to Internet Addiction. Internet Addiction and its psychopathology underpinnings is a new mental illness for a new societal paradigm. Until a final determination is made on whether Internet Addiction is an actual diagnosis, potentially taking years of debate, available to parents, at no cost, is this writer’s risk assessment available for download called the Internet Addiction Risk Checklist (IARC). The link is provided here, scroll to the base of the web page and click on the print button. To download online, enter into Google or your favorite search engine the term “Internet Addiction Risk Checklist (IARC)”. Interested parties can download the web page article and no personal information is required for download.

Internet Addiction Risk Checklist: https://www.ipredator.co/internet-addiction-checklist/

The Cyberbullying Reich

14. The Cyberbullying Reich: As defined by Wikipedia, “Reich” is defined as a German word that roughly is translated to mean “nation” or “realm”. Given this form of pediatric abuse occur in the abstract artificial realm of cyberspace and growing at an alarming rate, the use of “Reich” seems apropos. Cyberbullying and both child aggressor and victim are new to humanity. Unknown to humanity is the impact of cyberbullying on future humanity. Although traditional bullying has existed since the inception of human civilization, the Information Revolution has made this form of “child on child abuse” just beginning to be addressed by contemporary society. What has to be experienced is the inevitable reality of cyberbully aggressors and victims growing into adults armed with years of experience in the realm of cyber abuse.

Unlike traditional bullying, occurring prior to the Information Age at schools, playgrounds and sports fields, cyberbullying is a 24/7/365 phenomenon leaving no respite for the child victim. Information technology has many benefits to humanity, but it is vital to identify and prevent the malevolent and nefarious elements that exist in cyberspace.

Internet Safety Tips for Parents-Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

Note to Reader

Dr. Nuccitelli has provided you with a comprehensive and effective internet safety tips checklist to help reduce the chances a child becomes a target of online sexual predators, cyberbullies and/or cyberstalkers. Internet, digital technology and mobile devices will continue to influence all children, as their peers, advertising and cultural trends place pressure upon them to have the latest trending technology and access to the most popular social networking sites.

If it has not happened already, it is likely your child will approach you, on numerous occasions, pleading for the newest digital technology and/or wanting to join the growing number of social sites that will be in fashion in the future. The key to being a proactive parent is making the effort to learn about iPredators, Internet Safety, Cyber Attack Prevention and signs of Internet Addiction. The most important Internet safety advice to protect your child can be summed up in one statement:

“An iPredator will always move on to other victims when a parent takes the time to be involved, preventative and protective. Being an internet safety savvy and iPredator aware parent does not guarantee absolute online safety for your child, but it certainly reduces the odds. Not being a gambling man, I will always bet on the parent winning who makes the effort to protect their child as they travel the growing cyber universe.” Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. iPredator Inc. (2013)

Internet Safety Tips for Parents Paper PDF Link

Internet Safety Tips for Parents-Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

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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