Cyberbully Target Checklist
The Cyberbully Target Checklist [CBTC] 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 Cyberbully Target Checklist [CBTC] assesses a child’s high-risk online activities, cyber-attack vulnerabilities and cyberbullying target potential. Designed to be multi-functional, the Cyberbully Target Checklist [CBTC] is a structured checklist for diagnostics, education, investigation and data collection. The CBTC can also be used for compiling evidentiary information for authorities, school officials and the legal system if the child is suspected of being cyberbullied.
Cyberbullying, cyber harassment and cyberstalking is the trinity of Information Age abuse being perpetrated by children who target other children. Dr. Nuccitelli has designed the Cyberbully Target Checklist [CBTC]. In addition to developing the CBTC, Dr. Nuccitelli designed 25 other online risk assessment tools specific to the typology, age of online user and organization.
Cyberbully Target Checklist
Cyberbully Target Checklist [CBTC]: The Cyberbully Target Checklist is a 75-item education, assessment and data collection tool designed for parents, teachers, educators and pediatric professionals on a pre-pubescent, adolescent or young adult’s vulnerability and risk potential of being targeted by a cyberbully. The CBTC queries and explores areas developmentally relevant to school aged children.
The goal of the CBTC is to investigate & educate children on their vulnerability and risk potential of being targeted by a cyberbully engaged in teasing, taunting, harassment and disparagement of a target child using Information and Communications Technology [ICT]. In addition to an education, assessment and data collection tool, the CBTC has been designed to allow 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 CBTC combines common factors causing children and young adults to be teased, harassed and targeted by others motivated by their need for peer acceptance and feelings of domination, power and control. The CBTC can also be used to educate children and classes of students on cyberbullying prevention and intervention. Furthermore, the CBTC is helpful educating children on bullying/cyberbullying bystander dynamics and cyberbully recognition skills building. The CBTC 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, cyberpsychology researcher and online safety educator. In 2009, Dr. Nuccitelli finalized his dark side of cyberspace concept called iPredator. Since 2010, he has advised those seeking information about cyberbullying, cyberstalking, cybercriminal minds, internet addiction and his Dark Psychology concept. By day Dr. Nuccitelli is a practicing psychologist, clinical supervisor and owner of MN Psychological Services, PLLC. After work and on the weekends, he volunteers helping online users who have been cyber-attacked. Dr. Nuccitelli’s is always available to interested parties and the media at no cost. This website and everything created by Dr. Nuccitelli is educational, free and public domain.