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

Mariam Game Ban: What are the Risks of Playing Games Online?

The mobile game Mariam, developed in the Saudi Arabia last month became controversial when the Sharjah police recently cautioned people against playing it. Experts believe that the game seeks players’ personal information that can be used for identity theft or other unlawful purposes. This issue sheds light on the trend of games with questionable content, which can harm players in various ways.

Mallory Grossman’s Suicide – How should a Family Treat a Bully and the Bullied?

In June this year, a 12-year-old girl Mallory Grossman from New Jersey, USA, committed suicide allegedly due to cyber bullying. Mallory’s parents Dianne and Seth told the press that they had asked the school authorities and parents of the bullies several times to take action against the emotional abuse of their daughter. This incident raises a question on the role of bullies’ parents in curbing such negative instincts in their children.

Is the Criminal Dark Net Spreading in the UAE, as Thousands Download TOR?

On July 11, 2017, British model Chloe Ayling was drugged and abducted in Milan by human traffickers to be allegedly sold on the Dark Net as a sex slave in an Arab country. When the 20-year-old recently arrived in Milan “for a photo shoot”, she didn’t have the faintest clue of the fact that she had already walked into a trap set by Dark Net criminals.

What’s Fake Insta, and what’s Instagram doing about it?

Instagram is for everyone who wants to be a star. Glossier-than-life pictures, snazzy taglines, and loads of ‘likes’ give Insta users a high. Compare this to creating an almost hidden, fake Insta account visible to just a select few, and you might think it’s an oxymoron. Why then do people (especially youngsters) create these ‘alter ego’ accounts called Finstagrams or Fake Insta?

Take the Great Kindness Challenge to Counter Cyber Bullying

Be honest: do you ever worry about one of your accounts getting hacked? Do you wonder what you would do if someone pretended to be you and stole your information? Do you ever think about how to avoid getting hacked? Well, of course! This is one of the main concerns we…