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] has been released 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 must 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
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.