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Internet Addiction Packet Available at No Cost

May 29, 2013

The Internet Addiction Risk Packet is now available at no cost to interested parties. Researched and authored by Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C., a New York State licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant, the Internet Addiction Packet includes his Internet Addiction Risk Checklist (IARC) and Internet Addiction Overview article.

Poughkeepsie, New York (PRWEB) May 29, 2013

Internet Addiction is one of a plethora of terms being used to describe a child or adult´s potential to progressively become dependent upon the internet and other forms of Information and Communications Technology. Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., a New York State licensed psychologist, certified forensic consultant and author of the Information Age Forensics construct, iPredator, has combined his Internet Addiction Risk Checklist (IARC) and Internet Addiction overview article into one PDF document file that is both available to all online users and free to download.

To download Dr. Nuccitelli´s Internet Addiction Packet, interested parties can visit iPredator Inc.´s Information Age Forensics & Internet Safety website website to review or download the IARC. For immediate access, please click on the link available here: Internet Addiction Packet.

A brief definition of the Internet Addiction Risk Checklist, Internet Abuse and Internet Dependence is as follows:

Internet Addiction Risk Checklist (IARC): The Internet Addiction Risk Checklist (IARC) is a 100- item risk assessment designed to investigate if an online user is engaging in pathological use of the internet and ICT. The checklist statements have been categorized into cognitive, affective, behavioral and perceptual sections all themed surrounding the compulsive dependent use of digital devices. The IARC can be taken as a self-assessment and when assessing others. Although the IARC is a general assessment for pathological ICT usage, supplement items have been added to focus on the areas of Cyber Sex, Cyber Relationship, Gaming & Online Commerce, Information Implosion & Dark Side ICT usage.

Internet Abuse: Internet Abuse (aka Internet Addiction & Internet Use Gaming Disorder) is an umbrella concept defining a child or adult´s compulsive and progressive abuse of the internet and electronic devices designed to obtain, exchange or disseminate information. Although the internet is the predominate arena in which Internet Abuse takes place, electronic devices and communications channels not internet enabled are also included in the definition. Internet Abuse causes dysfunctional cognitive, affective, behavioral & perceptual intrapersonal consequences accompanied with employment, academic, familial, peer & intimate partner interpersonal consequences.

On a continuum of severity, ranging from absent to mild, cessation of Internet and/or electronic device usage causes withdrawal symptomology, psychological and/or physiological, combined with perceptual tolerance. Also on a continuum of severity, Internet Abusive online users engage in criminal, deviant and/or deceptive online activities ranging from absent to severe.

Internet Dependence: Internet Dependence (aka Internet Addiction & Internet Use Gaming Disorder) is an umbrella concept defining a child or adult´s compulsive and progressive dependency upon the internet and electronic devices designed to obtain, exchange or disseminate information. Although the internet is the predominate arena in which Internet Dependence takes place, electronic devices and communications channels not internet enabled are also included in the definition. Internet Dependence causes dysfunctional cognitive, affective, behavioral & perceptual intrapersonal consequences accompanied with employment, academic, familial, peer & intimate partner interpersonal consequences.

On a continuum of severity, ranging from mild to severe, cessation of Internet and/or electronic device usage causes withdrawal symptomology, psychological and/or physiological, combined with perceptual tolerance. Also on a continuum of severity, Internet Dependent online users engage in criminal, deviant and/or deceptive online activities ranging from mild to severe.

The mild and less debilitating condition, Internet Abuse, is not as chronic, severe or self- destructive. Internet Abuse and Internet Dependence are segmented into six typologies as follows: Cyber Sex Fixated, Cyber Relationship Fixated, Internet Gaming & Online Commerce Fixated, Information Implosion Fixated, Dark Side Fixated and NOS (Not Otherwise Specified) Fixated. The NOS Fixated typology applies to internet dependent online users who share more than one typology, has a co-existing mental illness or medical condition causing psychiatric dysfunction.

About iPredator Inc.

iPredator Inc. is a New York State based Information Age Forensics Company founded to provide educational and advisory products & services to consumers and organizations on cyberbullying, cyber harassment, cyberstalking, cybercrime, internet defamation, cyber terrorism, online sexual predation and the new field the founder is pioneering termed, Information Age Forensics. Created by a NYS licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant, Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C., their goal is to reduce victimization, theft, harm and disparagement from online assailants. Dr. Nuccitelli enjoys educating the public and is always receptive to participate with ethical media professionals.

Contact:    

Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C.

NYS Licensed Psychologist

C.E.O. iPredator Inc.

347-871-2416

Website: http://www.iPredator.co

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prwebinternet-addiction/internet-addiction-test/prweb10777939.htm


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