The Psychology Behind Cyber-Harassers
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iPredator Inc. is a New York State based Information Age Forensics Company founded to provide educational and advisory products & services to online users, consumers and organizations on cyber bullying, cyber harassment, cyber-stalking, cybercrime, internet defamation, cyber terrorism, online sexual predation and cyber deception. Created by a NYS licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant, Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C., their goal is to reduce victimization, theft and disparagement from online assailants.
The organization has conducted studies and provides definitions and descriptions for those who use information and communications technology (ICT) to harm others.
An ICT Predator is a person or group that directly or indirectly, engages in exploitation, victimization, coercion, 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 gain.
Michael Nuccitelli of iPredator Inc, believes that cyber-harassers are usually motivated by a need for peer acceptance and/or power and control. The most malevolent feels minimal remorse for the harm they are inflicting upon the target.
Cyberstalkers’ and cyber-harassers’ tactics include false accusations, threats of harm, habitual monitoring, surveillance, implied threats, identity theft, and gathering information to manipulate and control their target. The motivations of assailants may be rooted in their own pathological drives and motivations. One motivation is exclusion. In this matter, assailants who find no popularity in their ideologies, seek the results of having their target victims excluded by way of defamation and removal of their internet presence.
Trolls like to inflame, provoke, disrupt. On the other hand, cyber-harassers have an agenda to cause personal harm and emotional distress to their target victims. Cyber-harassment is hostile behavior intended to taunt, embarrass, deprecate and defame a targeted victim. Cyber-harassers might use what is called harassment by proxy. That is when a cyber harasser encourages or persuades others to be accomplices in engaging in deprecating and harassing a target. Mostly, the only online friends that cyber-harassers have are those used as, or willing to be used as proxies.
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The problem that people encounter in stopping cyber-harassers is that law enforcement refers victims to the civil judicial system. The civil judicial system requires victims to pay costs that substantially grow as victims seek the courts to enforce their orders while the perpetrators continue harmful actions.
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