Online Predator Prevention Checklist
The Online Predator Prevention Checklist [OPPC] 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 Online Predator Prevention Checklist [OPPC] assesses an online users online risk activities, cyber attack vulnerabilities and internet safety prowess. Designed to be multi-functional, the OPPC is a structured checklist for diagnostics, education, investigation and data collection. The OPPC can also be used for compiling evidentiary information for authorities, Internet Service Providers and the legal system if the online user is suspected of being sexually solicited by an online assailant[s].
The OPPC helps parents, educators and primary caregivers assess a child’s risk of being targeted by an online predator. The online predator is an adult sexual predator that uses information technology to seek children driven by criminal and deviant fantasies. Having no internet police or “cyber authorities” to protect children in cyberspace, online predators revel in the freedom to troll for kids at their leisure. As the founder of iPredator Inc., Dr. Nuccitelli has designed the Online Predator Prevention Checklist.
Online Predator Prevention Checklist
Online Predator Prevention Checklist [OPPC]: The Online Predator Prevention Checklist is a 100-item data collection & educational tool designed to educate and investigate a child, adolescent or young adult’s vulnerability and risk potential of being targeted, sexually solicited and/or victimized by online sexual predators. The OPPC investigates areas developmentally relevant to a child and young adult, ages 11-21, which can increase their levels of vulnerability. These areas include sexuality, intimate partnerships, curiosity and motivation for peer group acceptance.
A parent, primary care giver, educator or pediatric professional completes the OPPC, or if developmentally appropriate, can be completed in tandem with the subject child. In addition to being a data collection & educational tool, the OPPC can also be used as an adjunct to allow teachers, educators and pediatric professionals interview, collect data and engage in a dialogue with children on their Information and Communications Technology [ICT] practices.
The OPPC combines common factors causing children to be sexually solicited, harassed and targeted by online sexual predators. The factors most problematic for children the OPPC explores include inappropriate personal information disclosure, high-risk ICT behaviors and minimal iPredator awareness. Furthermore, the OPPC takes into consideration the reality that most pediatric sexual victimization occurs by offenders they are familiar with, close in age and often manipulated into consenting to sexual activities. The OPPC also addresses the growth of mobile device technology and attempts by iPredators to infiltrate their target’s mobile devices.
Please note that all iPredator Inc. checklist & inventory tools have been formatted and designed to act 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.
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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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