From EdTechMagazine.com

When it comes to authentication, most IT departments and end users trade internet security for convenience. Trying to remember long, complex passwords and using multifactor authentication is a pain and makes accessing data, e-mail and applications difficult. As the web has evolved, users tend to have user names and passwords for dozens, maybe even hundreds, of websites and applications. The cloud, while solving many problems, creates a new one: Our data is protected by only a password, with multiple points of failure.

Internet Security

If you have a wordpress web site you’re probably aware of the brute force attacks that happened at the end of last year and just this past April, where bots registered tens of millions of automated password crack attempts, targeting the default “admin” user name.

Automated computer programs are getting too sophisticated and too fast for simple passwords based on convenience.

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Young playwright Chelsey Cleminson (left) with actor Natalie Ann Jamieson, who plays Michaela in ‘Michaela’s Mistake’.

Dangers of Social Media

A  play by a 12-year-old schoolgirl warning about the potential dangers of social networking is touring schools across the region.

Internet Safety

Her script shows the shocking risks that some young people take online, making them vulnerable to adult exploitation.

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iPredator Inc. Announces Internet Safety for Parents Comes to New York

iPredator Inc. Announces: Internet Safety for Parents Comes to New York. iPredator Inc. proudly announces Internet safety, cyber bullying prevention and cyber attack risk reduction tips will be offered to parents, educators and the community as students …Read More About iPredator’s New York program

 

What is an iPredator?

iPredator: A child, adult or group who, directly or indirectly, engages in exploitation, victimization, stalking, theft or disparagement of others using Information and Communications Technology (ICT.) iPredators are driven by deviant fantasies, desires for power and control, retribution, religious fanaticism, political reprisal, psychiatric illness, perceptual distortions, peer acceptance or personal and financial gain. iPredators can be any age, either gender and not bound by economic status, race or national heritage. iPredator is a global term used to distinguish anyone who engages in criminal, deviant or abusive behaviors using Information and Communications Technology (ICT.) Whether the offender is a cyber bully, cyber stalker, cyber harasser, cyber criminal, online sexual predator, internet troll or cyber terrorist, they fall within the scope of iPredator.

According to iPredator Inc.’s founder, Dr. Michael Nuccitelli, “Although I view digital technology and mobile device technology as highly beneficial tools helpful to society, I do recognize tools have many different purposes. When chosen for nefarious reasons, Information and Communications Technology are tools that become weapons.”

About iPredator Inc.

iPredator Inc.: iPredator Inc. was founded in 2012 to provide education, investigation and consultation to consumers and organizations on cyber bullying, cyber harassment, cyber stalking, online sexual predation, cybercrime, cyber terrorism, internet safety and digital reputation. Created by a New York State licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant, Dr. Michael Nuccitelli, iPredator Inc.’s goal is to reduce victimization, theft and disparagement from online assailants. In addition to assisting citizens, iPredator Inc.’s mission is to initiate a nationally sustained Internet safety educational & awareness campaign. In December 2011, the American College of Forensic Examiners International published his theory in their quarterly forensics journal, The Forensic Examiner. In June 2012, Dr. Nuccitelli & iPredator Inc. launched their Internet Safety Education & Investigation website, http://www.iPredatorInc.com, offering site visitors an enormous amount of free information. Dr. Nuccitelli has extensive media experience and truly enjoys educating the public on iPredator Awareness, Internet Safety, Internet Culture, Forensic Psychology & local/national criminal news.

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FREE, eBook: Back to School Internet Safety Packet for Parents 2012-2013

 

Important Disclaimer: This is NOT a paid advertisement.  I came across iPredator and think Dr. Nuccitelli has a comprehensive program grounded in an extensive foundation and provides valuable products and services…when you need it most.

Stop Cyberbullying – tinyurl.com – Discusses harassment and threats transmitted on the Internet using chat rooms, e-mail, social networking sites and other forms of communication. Provides information on different types of cyberbulling. Discusses laws regarding cyberbulling. Provides information on the appropriate response to and reporting of cyberbulling. From Teacher Professional Development Series – Internet Safety.

Internet Safety for Kids K-3

Internet safety for kids is a topic getting much attention because children are being exposed to the Internet at a younger and younger age. IUP Communications Media professor Erick Lauber and his student production team at IUPs Digital Media Institute recently produced this video on Internet safety for kids for the Indiana Area School District. It is currently used as part of the in-school training for students in kindergarten through third grade. For this video, Lauber received the Broadcast Education Associations Award of Excellence in the Educational and Instructional Video category. Find out more about IUPs Department of Communications Media: www.iup.edu Find out more about IUPs Digital Media Institute: www.iup.edu