Pediatric Internet Safety Villain
Troll Man is Pediatric Internet Super Villain, Internet Safety Character and is the archenemy to the internet safety superhero; Cyber Tyger. Cyber Tyger and Troll Man were created by Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D, a NYS licensed psychologist, forensic psychology consultant and author of the darkside of cyberspace construct called iPredator. Provided below is a brief definition and overview of Troll Man and Cyber Tyger. As superhero and villain characters, Cyber Tyger and Troll Man were designed to introduce Internet Safety, Information Age Educational concepts and Netiquette to young children K-6.
Troll Man is a pediatric internet troll villain, internet safety character, online scoundrel and enemy of the internet safety superhero, Cyber Tyger, for children (K-6). Cyber Tyger and his adversaries, including Troll Man’s profile, were originally conceived in 2011 as a means to educate young children about internet safety and cyber attack prevention. As a Cyborg with digital powers, Troll Man travels through cyberspace cheating, lying and stealing from online users.
Once a child opens his iTroll email attachments, they cannot escape unless helped by Cyber Tyger. Troll Man is most dangerous when using his shape shifting powers for online deception. At present, Troll Man & Cyber Tyger remains as concepts with everything but final character designs. Once graphic designs of Cyber Tyger, Troll Man and other related characters have been created, they will be ready for online and offline publication.
iPredator Inc. plans on offering these characters, at no cost, to elementary schools, parents and primary caregivers. Until iPredator Inc. creates his own website, information about Troll Man can be accessed at his iPredator page, https://www.ipredator.co/troll-man/, or his own domain that redirects to his page as well. http://www.TrollMan.org. Feel free to read or download, at no cost, a brief history of Troll Man below and visit his board to download images at iPredator Inc.’s Pinterest account. http://www.pinterest.com/ipredator/troll-man/
Internet Troll: An Internet Troll is a colloquial expression used to define an online user who uses Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to purposely and actively provoke, defame, anger, tease, flame, or incite other online users. More often than not, the Internet Troll does not know the target recipient(s) of their vitriolic statements and behaviors. Internet Trolls regularly appear in all forms of online mediums ranging from online video gaming gatherings to chatroom and forum discussions.
When the Internet Troll’s inflammatory statements and actions do not include a direct or implied physical threat to the target(s), their behavior is categorizes as cyber harassment. If the Troll’s verbal assaults include direct or implied physical threats to their target(s), their actions are then defined as cyberstalking.
The motivations for an Internet Troll’s provocative, and often times, bizarre behaviors are numerous. Despite the variations in modus operandi, the vast majority of Trolls are seeking attention, recognition, stimulation pseudo-notoriety and retribution for some unknown perceived injustice. Although there is no hard evidence or clinical research validating the psychology of the Internet Troll, it is commonly believed that the “Veil of Anonymity” afforded to every online user inspires some to engage in egregious behaviors.
Those who have begun to investigate the etiology of the Troll suggest that the anonymity of the internet contributes to what has been called, disinhibition effect. It has been postulated that internet anonymity leads some to behave in asocial ways coupled with a lack of guilt or remorse for the harm they cause not being in the target’s physical presence or even knowing their identity.
“Take a Megabyte out of Cybercrime”
Cyber Tyger (aka, Cybr Tygrrr!) is a young white tiger superhero who protects young kids online (K-6). Cyber Tyger helps protect kids from cyberbullies and the dangers of cyberspace. When he was born, the doctors used digital technology to help his mother’s birth, which gave him super cyber powers. Cyber Tyger and his adversaries, including his archenemy Troll Man, were originally conceived in 2011 to educate young kids about internet safety and cyber attack prevention.
At present, Troll Man & Cyber Tyger remains as concepts with everything but final character designs. Once graphic designs of Cyber Tyger, Troll Man and other related characters have been created, they will be ready for online and offline publication. iPredator Inc. plans on offering these characters, at no cost, to elementary schools, parents and primary caregivers.
Whereas Cyber Tyger’s hero, McGruff the crime dog says, “Take a Bite out of Crime“, Cyber Tyger’s motto is “Take a Megabyte out of Cybercrime.” Until iPredator Inc. creates his own website, information about Cyber Tyger can be accessed at his iPredator page, https://www.ipredator.co/cyber-tyger/, or his own domain that redirects to his page as well. (www.CyberTyger.org) Feel free to read or download, at no cost, a brief history of Cyber Tyger and visit his board to download images at iPredator Inc.’s Pinterest account. http://www.pinterest.com/ipredator/cyber-tyger/
Note: Cyber Tyger and Troll Man are internet safety characters that have changes names, histories, appearances and back-stories multiple times since 2011. Initially, Cyber Tyger was a white panther and Troll Man resembled the Joker character from Batman. Until this writer and his associates all agree upon their final presentation best suited for young children, there is a good chance minor changes will be discussed. iPredator Inc.’s goal is to have final vector images by Spring 2015 with public availability for all online users at no cost. If the reader is adept at graphic design or knows a professional who would be an excellent participant, iPredator Inc. would be thankful to contact us with ideas.
iPredator Inc.’s internet safety themed content and images are public domain and free to download at no cost or requiring contact information. However, iPredator Inc. does not allow plagiarism or claims that parties other than iPredator Inc. are the authors. All concepts, constructs and commercial products offered at iPredator Inc.’s websites, sister blogs and social networking sites are protected by copyright and the intellectual property of Dr. Nuccitelli and iPredator Inc.
- Cyber Tyger | Pediatric Internet Safety Super Hero
- Visit iPredator’s Cyber Tyger webpage to review or download, at no cost, information about the pediatric internet safety super hero called Cyber Tyger.
- Link: https://www.ipredator.co/cyber-tyger/
- Troll Man | Pediatric Internet Troll Super Villain
- Visit iPredator’s Troll Man webpage to review or download, at no cost, information about the pediatric internet troll super villain called Troll Man.
- Link: https://www.ipredator.co/troll-man/
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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 email@example.com.
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