Baby Boomer Internet Safety Tips
Internet safety expert announces his availability to educate community organizations, religious institutions, healthcare agencies and the media on ways to effectively teach Baby Boomer Internet Safety Tips cyber attack prevention. Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., a New York State licensed psychologist, certified forensic consultant and author of the Information Age Forensics construct, iPredator, is available at no cost, to provide internet safety and social media safety strategies specific to older adults.
iPredator Inc. is a NYS based Information Age Forensics company (#TF-2989198) founded in to provide educational and advisory products & services to consumers and organizations on cyberbullying, cyber harassment, internet addiction, cyberstalking, cybercrime, internet defamation, cyber terrorism, online sexual predation and the new field they are pioneering called Information Age Forensics.
Baby Boomer Internet Safety Tips
Internet safety and cyber attack prevention are areas rapidly becoming mandatory skill sets for all online users living at the beginning of what is called the Information Age. Although the internet is young in age, the nefarious and malevolent elements seeking to victimize the innocent are avid enthusiasts. The online populations they often target are children, older adults and those characterized as discouraged, distressed, unaware or internet safety ignorant.
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) offers many wonderful benefits to Americans of all ages and from all walks of life, but it is paramount to identify, prevent and thwart the malevolent and nefarious entities that seek to harm those deemed vulnerable. Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., a New York State licensed psychologist, certified forensic consultant and author of the Information Age Forensics construct, iPredator, is available at no cost, to provide internet safety and social media safety strategies specific to Baby Boomers and older adults.
In addition to being skilled at discussing cyberbullying, cyber harassment, cyberstalking, cybercrime, online sexual predation and adolescent internet culture, Dr. Nuccitelli is also adept at teaching older folks effective internet safety strategies. Not only have Baby Boomers spent less time connected to information technology than their younger peers have, but their years of pre-Information Age beliefs in a sense of community and charity have made them particularly vulnerable.
Increasing the Baby Boomer’s victimization potential is having greater financial latitude, fewer interpersonal and intimate relationships and more time spent alone with only the internet to provide them social, intellectual and psychological stimulation. Taking these factors into account, Dr. Nuccitelli has compiled Baby Boomer internet safety concepts and tips specific to their developmental challenges. For the older adult online user, cyber attack prevention and internet safety closely mirror the tactics recommended for all online users, but vary slightly in approach and focus.
As stated by Dr. Nuccitelli, “The Baby Boomers of the past fought for social, economic and political equality for the disadvantaged. Unfortunately, the Information Age is undoing these accomplishments by creating a sociological and psychological disconnected generation eerily similar to what they fought so hard to change.”
About iPredator Inc.
iPredator Inc. is a New York State based Information Age Forensics Company founded to provide educational and advisory products & services to consumers and organizations on cyberbullying, cyber harassment, cyberstalking, cybercrime, internet defamation, cyber terrorism, online sexual predation and the new field the founder is pioneering termed, Information Age Forensics. Created by a NYS licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant, Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C., their goal is to reduce victimization, theft, harm and disparagement from online assailants.
- Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C.
- NYS Licensed Psychologist
- C.E.O. iPredator Inc.
- Website: http://www.iPredator.co
The Baby Boomer Generation is generally defined as American men and women born between the years of 1946 and 1964. From a population standpoint, during these years roughly 75 million babies blessed the United States making up 40% of the total population. Given this tremendous societal feat of mass procreation, America seemed to be filled with confidence and optimism with prosperity for all being an inevitable outcome.
As Baby Boomers grew older, many of them began to fight for economic, political, social, economic and equal justice for the disadvantaged. Just as previous periods in history, Baby Boomers have walked through life witnessing some of history’s greatest events, accomplishments and tragedies.
Some of these include the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam War, Civil Rights, massive social change and the space program were just a few of the events they witnessed. Although technology, civil unrest and societal upheaval were commonplace during their young years, the Baby Boomers were never confronted, until recently, with a massive societal paradigm shift as children experience today in our rapidly expanding techno-centric world called the Information Age.
The Information Age is a societal paradigm and period beginning in the last quarter of the 20th century and presently thriving. The Information Age is a stage in societal and technological development similar to the Industrial Revolution (1750-1942). The Information Age represents the evolution, emergence, consumption of and reliance upon Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
In a mere four decades, ICT and its importance to humanity have led many to surmise that the planet and its human inhabitants are amidst an Information Revolution. Mobile digital technology, telecommunications, social media and the abstract concept and artificial universe of cyberspace are just a few examples of humanities newest frontiers to obtain, exchange and disseminate information.
The planet is experiencing a shift from traditional industry, born and bred during the Industrial Revolution, to an economy based on the creative and rapid manipulation of information.
The importance of ICT to humanity lies upon a continuum of relevance ranging from minimal impact to vital requirement regarding an ICT users day to day activities. For some, ICT and the Internet are nothing more than tools of convenience for conducting their responsibilities. For others, their social, scholastic, business and/or financial affairs disclosed in cyberspace and through ICT are crucial to their self-esteem, self-worth, success and perceptual world.
ICT has changed the way humanity interacts, exchanges and accesses information. Smartphones, mobile devices and social media are the latest in a succession of advancements growing at a feverish pace. Prior to ICT, all methods of communication involved some form of identification and response recognition skills using at least one of the five senses. Although deception, crime and immoral acts were committed, they entailed far more creativity, design and planning than what is required using ICT and cyberspace.
In cyberspace, our physical senses are relatively subdued as we exchange and/or verify information as valid in isolation from the source. The “veil of anonymity” afforded to anyone using ICT offers numerous benefits, but the detriments can far outweigh the assistances for the vulnerable or high-risk target. Although the recipient of information in cyberspace can use their senses of sight and hearing, it is still impossible to rely on that information to verify the identity of the sender or his/her intent behind the information. Without having access to the five senses or being able to accurately determine the identity, motivations or location of the sender, a human’s natural tools used in self-preservation and protection are significantly hampered.
It is for these reasons why the Information Age has introduced to humanity what this writer has termed iPredator. The definition of iPredator is as follows along with their covert strategy of cyber attack tactics called Cyberstealth.
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, cyber criminal, online sexual predator, cyber terrorist or engaged in internet defamation or nefarious cyber deception, they fall within the scope of iPredator. The three criteria used to define an iPredator include:
I. A self-awareness of causing harm to others, directly or indirectly, using ICT. II. The usage of ICT to obtain, tamper with, exchange and deliver harmful information. III. A general understanding of Cyberstealth used to engage in criminal or deviant activities or to profile, identify, locate, stalk and engage a target.
Unlike human predators prior to the Information Age, iPredators rely on the multitude of benefits offered by Information and Communications Technology (ICT). These assistances include exchange of information over long distances, rapidity of information exchanged and the seemingly infinite access to data available.
Malevolent in intent, iPredators rely on their capacity to deceive others using ICT in the abstract and artificial electronic universe known as cyberspace. Therefore, as the internet naturally offers all ICT users anonymity, if they decide, iPredators actively design online profiles and diversionary tactics to remain undetected and untraceable.
Cyberstealth, a sub-tenet of iPredator, is a covert method by which iPredators attempt to establish and sustain complete anonymity while they engage in ICT activities planning their next assault, investigating innovative surveillance technologies or researching the social profiles of their next target. Concurrent with the concept of Cyberstealth is 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. C.F.C., iPredator Inc. (2013)
QUICK BABY BOOMER STATS
1. As of April 2012, 53% of American adults, 65 and older, use the internet or email. (Pew Internet) With 53%, this the first time that half of all Baby Boomers are going online.
2. As of February 2012, 34% of internet users, age 65 and older, use social networking sites and 18% social media daily.
3. 86% of internet users, age 65 and older, use email, with 48% doing so daily.
4. 69% of adults, ages 65 and older, have a mobile phone and 56%, 76 and older, report owning a cell phone of some kind, up from 47% in 2010.
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 Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in an abstract electronic universe.
Cyberstealth: Cyberstealth, a concept formulated along with iPredator, is a term used to define a method and/or strategy by which iPredators use Information and Communications Technology (ICT) , if they so choose, to establish and sustain complete anonymity while they troll and stalk a target. Given the Internet inherently affords everyone anonymity, Cyberstealth used by iPredators range from negligible to highly complex and multi-faceted.
The rationale for using “stealth” in the suffix of this term, serves to remind ICT users the primary intent fueling iPredators. This intent is to hide their identity by designing false online profiles, identities, covert tactics and methods to ensure their identities remain concealed reducing their probability of identification, apprehension and punishment.
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 is a covert method by which iPredators are able to establish and sustain complete anonymity while they engage in ICT activities planning their next assault, investigating innovative surveillance technologies or researching the social profiles of their next target.
Concurrent with the concept of Cyberstealth is IVI or iPredator Victim Intuition. By using Cyberstealth, an iPredator’s IVI is the aptitude to sense a target’s online vulnerabilities, weaknesses and technological limitations increasing their success with minimal ramifications.