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

Online Sense Digest #16 (Aug 06, 2017)

Online Sense Digest #16 (Aug 06, 2017)

Smishing is Internet Thieves’ New Mantra. Know How to Avoid It Scammers on the Internet have come up with a new way to steal your identity, and probably your money also. With increased awareness about the online scamming method, Phishing, cyber thieves are now...
Online Sense Digest #15 (Jul 30, 2017)

Online Sense Digest #15 (Jul 30, 2017)

Making a Free Call Online? It can Risk your Security like you Never Knew Recently, many people in the UAE were excited to discover that they were able to make WhatsApp calls. Calls made over the internet through apps such as Viber and WhatsApp are considered to be...
Online Sense Digest #14 (Jul 23, 2017)

Online Sense Digest #14 (Jul 23, 2017)

Blue Whale: Know about this Suicide Game Before it’s too Late Many parents in Dubai came to know about the Blue Whale challenge allegedly pressurizing teens and young teens to commit suicide when schools in the city recently issued an advisory cautioning parents...
Online Sense Digest #11 (Jul 2, 2017)

Online Sense Digest #11 (Jul 2, 2017)

4 Core Internet Safety Misconceptions Debunked If you’re like most people, you probably know some best practices, like coming up with a strong password and installing anti-virus software to protect you from all the malware on the Internet. However, what if I told you...
Online Sense Digest #10 (Jun 27, 2017)

Online Sense Digest #10 (Jun 27, 2017)

What Is Cyber Exploitation? Cyber exploitation is the act of abusing online platforms to deceive someone else and/or use their information for personal gain. Did you know that there are over 750,000 sexual predators online at any given moment? Read more How a Cheap...
Online Sense Digest #9 (Jun 18, 2017)

Online Sense Digest #9 (Jun 18, 2017)

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. Read more Memory...
Online Sense Digest #8 (Jun 11, 2017)

Online Sense Digest #8 (Jun 11, 2017)

Warning: You Could Be an Accomplice of an Internet Fraud Case We hear about victims of Internet fraud all the time. People tend to simplify those stories and say that those people are so naïve and that it would never happen to them. You may want to think twice about...
Online Sense Digest #7 (Jun 4, 2017)

Online Sense Digest #7 (Jun 4, 2017)

How to Use Instagram Drafts (New Feature) You know how we always say, “Think before you post?” Well, Instagram just introduced a new feature called Instagram Drafts. Read more Phubbing: Are You Being Anti-Social with Your Smartphone? If you’re reading this on your...
Online Sense Digest #6 (May 28, 2017)

Online Sense Digest #6 (May 28, 2017)

8 Signs Your Student Is Being Bullied Online Did you know that thousands of teens reportedly skip school every day because they are bullied? Furthermore, a significant number of those bullied drop out of school completely due to repeated bullying. Read more Facts...
Online Sense Digest #5 (May 21, 2017)

Online Sense Digest #5 (May 21, 2017)

What You Need to Know about Ransomware & the WannaCry Cyber Attack On May 12, 2017, the biggest and fastest-spreading cyber attack in recorded history hit hundreds of thousands of computers from over 150 countries. Learn more about how to protect yourself from the...
Online Sense Digest #4 (May 14, 2017)

Online Sense Digest #4 (May 14, 2017)

Snap Inc. Cracks Down on What You Can Discover on Snapchat When people think of Snapchat, they think of a fun platform for people to chat with their friends and send fun images and videos of themselves. However, as time went by and Snapchat established itself as one...
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.

Online Sense Digest February 2017

Online Sense Digest February 2017

Google My Activity: How Google Tracks Your Every Move for Financial Gain Google knows everything about you, from Google searches, to emails, to which videos you watch. You can find out just a snippet of what Google knows by using Google My Activity. Read more Do You...
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.

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.

Online Sense Digest January 2017

Online Sense Digest January 2017

Why Parents Must Stop Sharing Everything about Their Kids on Social Media? What are Internet Trolls and How to Defeat Them? How #ICANHELP Promotes Positivity on Social Media?