Online Safety

Spam: How To Spot And Prevent It From Causing Damage To Your Nonprofit

Phishing emails are a type of spam that “fishes” for sensitive information from individuals or entire organisations. These messages often mine for financial information and other critical data such as medical records and trade secrets. Criminals use a variety of phishing techniques, but the goal is always the same — to get a person to give up private information for malicious purposes.

Deepfakes – Are They Dangerous To Nonprofits?

The word Deepfakes is a combination of the two terms “deep learning” and “fake”. Deep learning refers to arrangements of algorithms that can learn and make intelligent decisions on their own – a form of AI (Artificial Intelligence). Simply explained, Deepfakes are falsified videos made by means of deep learning. The great danger here is …

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Online Stalking | #16Days 2020

Online Stalking is the constant monitoring of your activities and it is a crime. Perpetrators use the internet, email or social media to stalk, harass or even threaten a person by sending harassing emails, messages, or tags in comments of social media posts just to torment a victim. Other examples include: Asking for sexual favours …

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Technology Safety Plan For Those Subjected To (And Survivors) Of GBV

Gender-based violence is very real in every community, even online communities. Technology is used by perpetrators to harass and abuse victims more and more. But used smartly, the same technology can be used to protect victims and empower survivors of GBV!   We (#Tech2EndGBV) looks at the ways in which one can use tech tools and guidelines to protect ourselves and victims and hopefully by sharing resources and knowledge, we …

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Online Safety

Online safety: striving to be safe on the internet and the act of maximizing a user’s awareness of personal safety and security risks to private information and property associated with using the internet, and the self-protection from computer crime. For women and girls who are less computer and internet literate it is as vital that they are educated on how to stay safe online as …

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#Tech2EndGBV | A Digital Campaign to Educate Nonprofits on Technology Facilitated GBV

06 July 2020 – 06 August 2020 Technology-facilitated GBV is the action by one or more people that harms others based on their sexual or gender identity or by enforcing harmful gender norms. This action is carried out using the internet and/or mobile technology and includes stalking, bullying, sexual harassment, defamation, hate speech and exploitation. …

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How to start a conversation with your child about their online activity

There will possibly come a time when your child will encounter some form of a bad situation online. It is best to start having meaningful and open conversations with them early on in their online journey than have to crisis-manage a hurt, bullied or flamed child online. Firstly, it is important to understand the terminology …

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What is Identity Theft and Why is it Dangerous?

Identity theft is one of the fastest developing type crimes in the world: specialists believe that a person’s identity is stolen every 2 seconds around the world. Identity theft occurs when a thief gains access to the personal information of a person online such as their credit card information, passwords, medical insurance numbers, ID number/cards. …

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