Teen Internet Safety Checklist
The Teen Internet Safety Checklist [TISC] 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 Teen Internet Safety Checklist [TISC] assesses an adolescent’s high-risk online activities, cyber-attack vulnerabilities and internet safety prowess.
Designed to be multi-functional, the Teen Internet Safety Checklist [TISC] is a structured checklist for diagnostics, education, investigation and data collection. The TISC can also be used for compiling evidentiary information for authorities, Internet Service Providers and the legal system if the child is being cyber attacked, cyberbullied, cyberstalked or internet trolled by an online assailant[s].
Internet safety for teens is vital to their psychological well-being, physical safety and reputation when applying to colleges and employment. Unfortunately, the developmental stage of adolescence encourages a substantial percentage of teens to engage in high-risk online activities without thinking about the potential ramifications. To help parents, educators and primary caregivers, Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., a New York State licensed psychologist and forensic psychology consultant, has designed the Teen Internet Safety Checklist-TISC.
Teen Internet Safety Checklist
Teen Internet Safety Checklist [TISC]: The Teen Internet Safety Checklist [TISC] is a 100-item education, assessment and data collection tool designed for teachers, educators and pediatric professionals related to pre-pubescent and adolescent Internet safety and responsible Information and Communications Technology [ICT] usage. The TISC is formatted in a way allowing the adolescent, an adult or both parties to complete the checklist. The TISC queries and explores areas developmentally relevant to an early adolescent, adolescent and young adult, ages 11-21.
These areas include sexuality, intimate partnerships and perceived peer group acceptance in relationship to their internet safety practices. The goal of the TISC is to educate children on internet safety, the Dark Side of Cyberspace 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 a data collection and educational tool, the TISC has been designed to allow teachers, educators and pediatric professionals to interview, collect data and engage in a dialogue with children and teens on their Information and Communications Technology [ICT] practices. The factors most problematic to children and teens include inappropriate personal information disclosure, high-risk ICT behaviors and minimal iPredator awareness. The TISC investigates these areas problematic to all children. The TISC 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.