The Teen Internet Safety Checklist (TISC) has been released by iPredator Inc. Developed by Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C., a New York State licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant, the TISC assesses an adolescent’s high-risk online activities, cyber attack vulnerabilities and internet safety prowess.
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 large 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., C.F.C., a New York State licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant, has designed the Teen Internet Safety Checklist-TISC.
In addition to developing the TISC, Dr. Nuccitelli designed 25 other internet safety and risk assessment tools specific to the typology, age of online user and organization. Just as all the checklist risk assessments (IISC Collection), the TISC can be purchased in the abridged or full version. Both tools include the exact same assessment instrument, but the full version has a considerable amount of additional cyber attack prevention relevant information used for education and assessment.
To view a sample of the items that are used in all of the internet safety tools, feel free to visit iPredator Inc.’s Cyber Risk List web page by clicking on this link: Cyber Risk List. Interested parties can visit iPredator Inc.’s internet safety website or click on the links provided here.
I. Teen Internet Safety Checklist-TISC (Full Version) $199.95
II. Teen Internet Safety Checklist-TISC-ABR (Abridged Version) $29.95
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 manner 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 their vulnerability and risk potential of being targeted by an iPredator engaged in cybercrime, cyber stalking, cyber harassment, cyber bullying 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 and adolescents. The TISC also addresses the growth of mobile device technology and attempts by iPredators to infiltrate their target’s mobile devices.
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.”