Pediatric Internet Safety Checklist
The Pediatric Internet Safety Checklist [PISC] 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 Pediatric Internet Safety Checklist [PISC] assesses a child’s high-risk online activities, cyber attack vulnerabilities and internet safety prowess. Designed to be multi-functional, the PISC is a structured checklist for diagnostics, education, investigation and data collection. The PISC can also be used for compiling evidentiary information for authorities, Internet Service Providers and the legal system if the child is being cyber attacked by an online assailant[s].
The Pediatric Internet Safety Checklist [PISC] for parents and educators has been released by iPredator Inc. and developed by Dr. Nuccitelli for assessing a child’s cyber attack vulnerabilities and internet safety prowess. Internet safety, internet addiction, cyberbullying and various other Information Age pediatric maladies are becoming commonplace in America and the world over. The children of today not only have to worry about their own online usage, but parents have to be equally vigilant ensuring their child is not being targeted by a nefarious or malevolent online user. To help parents, educators and primary caregivers, Dr. Nuccitelli created the PISC.
Pediatric Internet Safety Checklist
Pediatric Internet Safety Checklist [PISC]: The Pediatric Internet Safety Checklist is a 100-item education, assessment and data collection tool designed for parents, educators and pediatric professionals on pre-pubescent and adolescent internet safety and responsible Information and Communications Technology [ICT] usage. The PISC queries and explores areas developmentally relevant to an early adolescent, adolescent and young adult, ages 11-21. The goal of the PISC is to educate children on their vulnerability and risk potential of being targeted by an iPredator engaged in cybercrime, cyberstalking, cyber harassment, cyberbullying or trolling for a target to sexually victimize.
In addition to an educational tool, the PISC has been designed to allow parents, teachers, educators and pediatric professionals to interview, collect data and engage in a dialogue with children on their Information and Communications Technology [ICT] practices. The PISC combines common factors causing children to be cyberbullied, harassed and targeted by online sexual predators. The factors most problematic for children include inappropriate personal information disclosure, high-risk ICT behaviors and minimal iPredator awareness. The PISC also addresses the growth of mobile device technology and attempts by iPredators to infiltrate their target’s mobile devices.
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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