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

Eight Apps you didn’t know can be Harmful to Children!

We are sure that as a parent you are always concerned about your children don’t indulge in self-harm in their ignorance, or even more importantly, don’t keep secrets from you, which might eventually prove dangerous for them. But have you ever thought that you might be ignorant about your children’s activities, and come to know about them only when it is too late?

Are VPNs Legal in GCC, Egypt and Iraq?

If you are concerned about your online privacy or you want to access sites blocked in your country then VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) won’t occur are technical mumbo jumbo to you. In case it did hit you as Latin and Hungarian, here’s what VPNs are. As their name implies, VPNs create a sort of private network or connection between you and a website you visit, without anyone being to find out you are accessing that website, and from where.

10 Things you Should Never Share on Facebook

Facebook has become a window to people’s personal lives, with users of this social media giant posting every small and big moments of their lives and information. They say Facebook knows you more intimately than even your closest friends, thanks to all the activity you indulge in on your Facebook page.

Google Users can now Block any Online Advertisement

We are by now you must have become aware of the ads that ‘stalk’ us online. Once you search for a product online, quite instantly you get to see that product virtually on any webpage you visit! Advertisers know from your search what product you want and they have a trick to show you ads of that almost always when you are online. If you’ve ever wished those ads would leave you alone, we have good news for you.

Gaming Addiction Classified as Mental Health Disorder by WHO

Concerned parents have thought about this for a while, and now they have a more tangible reason to limit their children’s ‘screen time’. The World Health Organisation recently recognized addiction to video games as a mental health disorder. The WHO’s latest list of diseases calls addiction to digital and video gaming as “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour” that becomes so extensive that it “takes precedence over other life interests”.