Hudson Valley, New York (PRWEB) January 15, 2013
As Information and Communications Technology continues to become integral to society, the creativity of iPredators and cyberbullies match advancements in information technology. Internet safety & cyberbully prevention education is vital to children, parents & educators. NYS licensed psychologist and iPredator Inc. founder, Dr. Michael Nuccitelli, has released his 2013 Cyberbullying Tactics available for download at no cost. His list of 32 cyberbullying tactics covers the tactics & methods cyberbullies use in their endeavors to disparage and humiliate target children.
Cyberbullying is a term used to define recurrent and sustained verbal and/or physical attacks by one or more children towards another child who is unable or unwilling to deescalate the engagement using Information and Communication Technology (ICT.) Like classic bullying, cyberbullying is harmful, repeated and hostile behavior intended to deprecate a targeted child. Cyberbullying describes threatening or disparaging communications delivered through ICT.
Whereas classic bullying typically involves face-to-face interactions and non-digital forms of communication, cyberbullying consists of information exchanged via ICT and may never involve face-to-face encounters.
Given the variety of methodologies cyberbullies use, which continues to expand, Dr. Nuccitelli outlines the most commonly used cyberbullying tactics used in 2013. Although most of the terms describing cyberbullying tactics are considered general knowledge by those who specialize in cyberbullying prevention & non-proprietary, many other terms describe the same type of behavior.
The most important goal is to understand the theme of each term in relationship to the tactics & methods children use to harm & disparage other children. Furthermore, many of the tactics listed are also used by adult ICT users engaged in cyber harassment, cyberstalking and cybercrime.
iPredator is a technological predator construct developed by Dr. Nuccitelli in 2009 and explores the dynamics of people who engage in criminal, deviant, deceptive and malevolent activities using Information and Communications Technology (ICT.) Of the six typologies included in his construct, cyberbullying is a growing segment of the pediatric population requiring immediate attention and national focus. A brief description of iPredator is as follows: