iPredator Probability Inventory – Cyberbully
The iPredator Probability Inventory-Cyberbully [IPI-CB] is an internet safety tool and cyber attack risk assessment authored by Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D., a New York State licensed psychologist, forensic psychology consultant and iPredator Inc. founder. The iPredator Probability Inventory-Cyberbully [IPI-CB] assesses a child’s online risk activities, cyber attack vulnerabilities and internet safety prowess. Designed to be multi-functional, the IPI-CB is a structured inventory for diagnostics, education, investigation and data collection. The IPI-CB can also be used for compiling evidentiary information for school officials, law enforcement, Internet Service Providers and the legal system if the child is being suspected of being cyberbullied.
Developed by Dr. Nuccitelli, the IPI-CB helps parents, educators and pediatric professionals investigate a child’s vulnerability of being cyberbullied. Cyberbullying is a pediatric social issue impacting thousands of children, families and educators in the United States. Unlike classic bullying that used to be restricted to school grounds and neighborhoods, cyberbullying is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year for a targeted child. To view a sample of the items that are used in internet safety tools, feel free to visit iPredator Inc.’s cyber risk list web page or clicking on this link: Cyber Risk List.
iPredator Probability Inventory – Cyberbully
iPredator Probability Inventory-Cyberbully [IPI-CB]: The iPredator Probability Inventory-Cyberbully is a 110 question diagnostic, education, assessment and data collection tool designed to investigate a child or adolescent’s online preparedness, vulnerability and risk potential for being cyberbullied and/or harassed. Just as all the IPI Assessment Collection inventories, the IPI-CB focuses on the child’s relationship to ICT, their knowledge base of malevolent and nefarious users, environmental aspects influencing their ICT activities and their practice of the behavioral actions necessary for internet safety and preparedness if cyber attacked.
The IPI-CB also explores parental and support system cyberbully protection and prevention tactics employed by loved ones and school officials. A parent, primary caregiver, educator or pediatric professional completes the IPI-CB for children and adolescents ages 6-17.
Once completed, the IPI score, ranging from 0-110, represents the preparedness, vulnerability and risk potential of the child becoming a cyberbully target, cyberbully abuser or cyberbully bystander. The IPI-CB can be used as both a cyberbullying prevention tool for children and a data collection instrument for parents and educators investigating cyberbullying episodes involving their child or student. The IPI-CB also addresses the growth of mobile device technology and attempts by iPredators to infiltrate their target’s mobile devices.
Cyberbullying: Cyberbullying is the use of Information and Communications Technology between minors to humiliate, taunt and disparage one another. Cyberbullying is intended to tease, embarrass, deprecate & defame a targeted minor with the assailant’s developmental needs for peer acceptance and recognition being a priori. Dissimilar to physical bullying, cyberbullying does not involve face-to-face contact and primarily occurs online using electronic devices as the tools for information dissemination. Unlike classic bullying, cyber bullying includes a phenomenon called Cyber Bullying by proxy.
Cyber bullying by proxy occurs when a cyber bully encourages or persuades others to engage in deprecating and harassing a target child. Cyber bullying by proxy is a dangerous form of cyber bullying because adults may become the accomplices to the cyber bully involved in the harassment and do not know they are dealing with a child or someone they may know. A cyberbully is usually driven by a need for peer acceptance, but may engage in these maladaptive behaviors out of ignorance of the distress they cause a target child, or the most malevolent form, feels minimal remorse for the harm they are inflicting upon the target child.
Internet Safety Inventory
Please note that all iPredator Inc. checklist & inventory tools have been formatted and designed to function as data collection, assessment, educational and internet safety monitoring tools. Of the 26 checklists & inventories offered, the IISC tools [14 Checklists] are formatted for verification and initial screening for internet safety, cyber-attack preparedness and Information and Communications Technology [ICT] weaknesses. The IPI tools [12 Inventories] are designed for inquiry, open discussion and inspection of internet safety, cyber-attack preparedness and Information and Communications Technology [ICT] vulnerabilities.
Cyber Attack Risk Assessment & Educational Tool
Dr. Nuccitelli is quoted saying, “It amazes me how some teens are able to both survive and thrive in the Information Age. Cyberbullying, cyberstalking, online sexual predation and cyber harassment await them every day if they let down their guard in cyberspace. Not only support, encourage and educate your children on internet safety, but tell them how impressed with their capacity to stay safe you are.”
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 online perpetrators, cyber-attack targets, and the dark side of cyberspace. Dr. Nuccitelli has worked in the mental health field over the last thirty-plus years and he 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 start 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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