Online Sense is ICDL Arabia's philanthropic arm aimed at raising public awareness on Cyber Safety.

6 Self-Destructing Messaging Apps Adults Need to Know

6 Self-Destructing Messaging Apps Adults Need to Know

Self-destructing messaging apps with end-to-end encryption are taking over; these are apps that automatically destruct messages when the receiver reads them and/or sets a limit for how long the receiver can see a message before it gets deleted. Both kids and young adults use them to prevent certain people (i.e. parents, and future employers, etc.) from seeing things in their chat histories.

The Scary Truth about Instagram (and how it’s Ruining Our Self-Esteem)

The Scary Truth about Instagram (and how it’s Ruining Our Self-Esteem)

Instagram’s social media culture does provide a great platform to share authentic photos, but not everything is as flattering and amazing as it seems in those photos. People might not use Photoshop, but they can use filters (even if they use the hashtag #NoFilter). They can give off the impression that the photo was effortlessly taken with very little or no preparation whatsoever.

4 Ways to Protect Your Kids Online after Divorce

4 Ways to Protect Your Kids Online after Divorce

Just because you got a divorce doesn’t mean you cannot be cordial with your former partner. After all, you have a child together. For the sake of your child, it’s still your responsibility to protect your child by communicating with each another about the things that impact him/her.
As your child spends increasing amount of time online, talk to your ex and figure out what they know about cyber safety. Once you start the conversation, try to collaborate about how you will co-parent your child about their online use.

Why Facebook Live Is the Police’s New Best Friend

Why Facebook Live Is the Police’s New Best Friend

Police forces from all over the world use Facebook Live (and the Facebook platform in general) as a way to prosecute criminals. It is actually one of the first places detectives search for evidence. Based on the content of a criminal’s social media posts – like online extremism, for example – they can find out the person’s motive, the geolocation of where they recorded the Facebook Live video.

Astroturfing: Why the Grass Isn’t Always Greener on the Other Side of the Internet

Astroturfing: Why the Grass Isn’t Always Greener on the Other Side of the Internet

Astroturfing is the attempt to create an impression of widespread support for a policy, individual, or product, where very little support actually exited beforehand. In other words, astroturfers create marketing or public relations campaigns in an attempt to present inaccurate information as real information. Usually, special interest groups use this technique to give an organization credibility by withholding information about the source’s financial connection.