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Slender Man, Paranormal & Cyberstalking
Title: Slender Man, Cyberstalking & Paranormal
Show: Late Night in the Midlands
Host: Michael Vara
Guests: Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D., C.F.C.
Date: Thursday & Friday, June 6-7, 2014, 9pm-12:00am EST
Call-Ins Welcomed: 803-317-2264
Thursday 6-19-14 Show Link
Friday 6-20-14 Show Link
Slender Man, Cyberstalking & Paranormal: On Thursday & Friday Night, June 19-20, 2014, from 9:00pm-12:00am EST, NYS licensed psychologist, certified forensic consultant and iPredator Inc. founder, Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D., joins internet radio host, Michael Vara, of Late Night in the Midlands discussing Slender Man, Cyberstalking & the iParanormal. In this two part series, Dr. Nuccitelli and Michael Vara review the May 31, 2014 case of two 12 year old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing their friend 19 times in honor of a fictional internet character called Slender Man. Over the course of these two shows, Mr. Vara and Dr. Nuccitelli will explore the criminal and deviant online activities of Cyberstalking, Internet Trolls and a new metaphysical concept called the iParanormal.
Join LNM Radio Network, Michael Vara & Cybercriminal Psychologist, Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D., as they explore the darkside of cyberspace and human consciousness. Call-in are welcomed [803-317-2264] and the show can be heard by visiting www.LateNightInTheMidlands.com. Once at the LNM website, simply click on the “Listen Live” Earth image and then hit the play button on the next page. No personal information or email address is required to listen. At the LNM website, feel free to join in their chatroom where other listeners will be interacting and chatting about the show. If not able to listen, bookmark this post as the archived show links will be pasted below no later than Saturday June 21, 2014. A brief overview of the recent Slender Man inspired case and the definitions of Cyberstalking, Internet Trolls, Dark Psychology, iPredator and a new concept called iParanormal are as follows:
Slender Man: Slender Man is a fictional internet character that was originally created in 2009 by Eric Knudsen (a.k.a. “Victor Surge”). Slender Man is a malevolent creature that stalks, cyber stalks, abducts and victimizes children. Although fictional and created in an online forum, Slender Man’s character, history and story line has become viral within the pediatric segment of online users. Having been created for the internet and presented to young consumers as possibly being a real entity, Slender Man is a frightening character with children who follow him with celebrity status. Although never intended by his creators, the fictitious Slender Man internet character has led to real world violence.
On May 31, 2014, two 12 year old Wisconsin female children conspired, planned and stabbed another 12 year old child 19 times with homicide being the end result. Miraculously, the victim survived and her assailants were arrested. Charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in Waukesha County Circuit Court, Morgan Geyser & Anissa Weier face 65 years in prison if convicted. Motivated by an online mythological and telepathic creature that was watching them from afar, these children lured their friend into a forest and stabbed her with a kitchen knife 19 times. One of the assailants, Anissa Weier, told authorities that murdering someone was a prerequisite to becoming “a proxy of Slender,” allowing them to enter his realm. Believing Slender Man to be real, court documents indicate that they planned the attack for months and wanted to prove his skeptics wrong. As most of America is shocked by this heinous act committed by children and other Slender Man inspired events, the debate continues as to the effects of violent media upon human behavior.
iParanormal: iParanormal, a variant of Paranormal, is defined as any metaphysical, supernatural, transcendental or unearthly experience that occurs within the abstract and artificial electronic universe known as cyberspace. The addition of the lower case “i” in iParanormal implies that the unexplained event or phenomena is created, allowed entrance, observed, interacted with and experienced by Information and Communications Technology and Cyberspace. The root term, Paranormal, is an umbrella term describing any experience that falls outside the realm of science and rational explanation.
From a scientific standpoint, iParanormal and Paranormal are any phenomena that cannot be explained, measured or made available for empirical observation and scientific inquiry. Synonyms of these terms include metaphysical, supernatural, transcendental & unearthly. In the most simplistic sense, Paranormal is best described as any event or phenomena, which is beyond the scope of normal scientific understanding and iParanormal includes the realm of cyberspace and electronic devices.
Dark Psychology: Dark Psychology is the study of the human condition as it relates to the psychological nature of people to prey upon other people motivated by criminal and/or deviant drives that lack purpose and general assumptions of instinctual drives and social sciences theory. All of humanity has the potentiality to victimize humans and other living creatures. While many restrain or sublimate this tendency, some act upon these impulses.
Dark Psychology seeks to understand those thoughts, feelings, perceptions and subjective processing systems that lead to predatory behavior that is antithetical to contemporary understandings of human behavior. Dark Psychology assumes that criminal, deviant and abusive behaviors are purposive and have some rational, goal-oriented motivation 99% of the time. It is the remaining 1%, Dark Psychology parts from Adlerian theory and the Teleology.
Dark Psychology encompasses all that makes us who we are in relationship to our dark side. All cultures, faiths and humanity have this proverbial cancer. From the moment we are born to the time of death, there is a side hidden within us that some have called “Evil” and others have defined as criminal, deviant or psychopathic.
Dark Psychology posits there are people who commit these same acts and do so not for power, money, sex, retribution or any other known purpose. They commit horrid acts without a goal. Simplified, their ends do not justify their means. There are people who violate and injure others for the sake of doing so. Within in all of us is this potential. A potential to harm others without cause, explanation, or purpose is the area explored. Dark Psychology assumes this dark potential is incredibly complex and even more difficult to define.
Cyberstalking: Cyberstalking is defined as the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to stalk, control, manipulate or habitually threaten a child, adult, business or group. Cyber stalking is both a tactic used by an ICT assailant and typology of pathological ICT user. Cyberstalking tactics include false accusations, threats of harm, habitual monitoring, surveillance, implied threats, identity theft, damage to property and gathering information to manipulate and control their target.
To meet the criteria of cyberstalking, the information and tactics used must involve a credible or implied physical and psychological threat to the target. An example of physical threat involves bodily harm to the target or their loved ones using ICT. Examples of psychological threats involve using disparagement, humiliation, dis-information dissemination and environmental damage to the target’s reputation, credibility or financial status if the target does not acquiesce to the cyber stalker’s demands.
Internet Trolls: Internet Troll is a colloquial expression describing any person(s) who uses Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to instigate, tease, provoke or incite to anger other online users or groups of online users. Their primary goal is to illicit and instigate a negative response from their provocations. For most Internet Trolls, their modus operandi is a perceptually distorted sense of personal gain rooted in feeling pride, power, control and self-worth by causing others distress and frustration.
Motivated by what this writer calls being successful Online Provocateurs & Cyber Hecklers, an Internet Troll’s sense of power and control is directly correlated to the volume and depth of distress and anger they cause others. Given that their feelings of power and control are directly linked to the amount of negativity they cause others, the Internet Troll is driven by the adage “The More Online Pain, The More Troll Gain”.
iPredator: A person, group or nation who, 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 and financial gain. iPredators can be any age or gender and are not bound by economic status, race, religion or national heritage.
iPredator is a global term used to distinguish anyone who engages in criminal, coercive, deviant or abusive behaviors using ICT. Central to the construct is the premise that Information Age criminals, deviants and the violently disturbed are psychopathological classifications new to humanity. Whether the offender is a cyberbully, cyberstalker, cyber harasser, internet troll, cybercriminal, online sexual predator, cyber terrorist or engaged in internet defamation or nefarious cyber deception, they fall within the scope of iPredator. The three criteria used to define an iPredator include:
I. A self-awareness of causing harm to others, directly or indirectly, using ICT. II. The usage of ICT to obtain, tamper with, exchange and deliver harmful information. III. A general understanding of Cyberstealth used to engage in criminal or deviant activities or to profile, identify, locate, stalk and engage a target.
Unlike human predators prior to the Information Age, iPredators rely on the multitude of benefits offered by Information and Communications Technology [ICT]. These assistances include exchange of information over long distances, rapidity of information exchanged and the seemingly infinite access to data available. Malevolent in intent, iPredators rely on their capacity to deceive others using ICT in the abstract and artificial electronic universe known as cyberspace. Therefore, as the internet naturally offers all ICT users anonymity, if they decide, iPredators actively design online profiles and diversionary tactics to remain undetected and untraceable.
Cyberstealth, a sub-tenet of iPredator, is a covert method by which iPredators attempt to establish and sustain complete anonymity while they engage in ICT activities planning their next assault, investigating innovative surveillance technologies or researching the social profiles of their next target.
Concurrent with the concept of Cyberstealth is iPredator Victim Intuition [IVI]. An iPredator’s IVI is their aptitude to sense a target’s ODDOR [Offline Distress Dictates Online Response], online & offline vulnerabilities, psychological weaknesses, technological limitations, increasing their success of a cyber-attack with minimal ramifications.
“Malevolent in intent, iPredators rely on their capacity to deceive others using information technology in the abstract and artificial electronic universe known as cyberspace. Therefore, as the internet naturally offers all ICT users anonymity, if they decide, iPredators actively design online profiles and diversionary tactics to remain undetected and untraceable.” Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. 
iPredator Inc. is a New York State based Information Age Forensics company founded in September 2011 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 he has termed, Information Age Psychology. Created by a NYS licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant, Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., their goal is to reduce victimization, theft and disparagement from online assailants.
In addition to assisting citizens, their mission is to initiate a national sustained educational & awareness campaign with the help of private, state and federal agencies. Dr. Nuccitelli and iPredator Inc. colleagues and associates regular update their criminal psychology, cybercrime & forensics blog, called Dark Psychology and their Internet Safety & Information Age Predator blog called Dr. Internet Safety. This website, iPredator.co (a.k.a. www.iPredatorInc.com), offers site visitors an enormous database on cybercriminal psychology, internet safety and online predators.
For online users interested in learning more about Dark Psychology & iPredator outside this website or our forensic & internet safety blogs, please visit our iPredator & Dark Psychology Google + Community pages. Although iPredator Inc. has joined a multitude of social networking sites, feel free to visit the social sites listed below they use as their information and announcement vehicles. Dr. Nuccitelli and iPredator Inc. consultants are always available, at no cost, to interact with media. To invite Dr. Nuccitelli to conduct training, educational service or consultation, please email him at email@example.com or via phone at 347-871-2416.
- Google +: iPredator
- Google +: Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.
- Linked In: iPredator
- Twitter: TheiPredator
- YouTube: iPredator Team
- Facebook: The iPredator
- Pinterest: iPredator Inc.
“In nature, wild animals stalk and measure their prey using stealth and tactical strategies increasing their probability of success while decreasing potential for injury. iPredators also use stealth, Cyberstealth, to stalk online users increasing the probability of achieving their aims, while decreasing their potential of identification and punishment.” Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D., (2012)
iParanomal [Short Definition]: Any metaphysical, supernatural, transcendental or unearthly experience, event or observation occurring within the abstract and artificial electronic universe known as cyberspace that cannot be explained, measured or made available for empirical observation and scientific inquiry.
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