Each year on the first Thursday in May, World Password Day promotes better password habits. Passwords are critical gatekeepers to our digital identities, allowing us to access online shopping, dating, banking, social media, private work, and life communications.
In year 4 children were learning how to create strong passwords. Stronger, more secure online passwords are a good idea for everyone. Use the tips below to make passwords that are both secure and memorable.
- Start with a phrase. Think of a quote or group of words
that will be easy to remember.
- Write down just the first letter of each word in the phrase.
- Capitalise some of the letters.
- Add one or two memorable numbers.
- Memorise it. Repeat your new password in your head, so it sticks.
Password Tips to Remember:
- Start with a memorable PHRASE.
- Only your PARENTS/CARERS should know your password.
- Never use any PRIVATE identity information in your password.
- Create passwords with at least 8 characters.
- Use letters, numbers, and SYMBOLS in your password.