Password Top Tips

It may seem obvious but a great place to start to make you and your child safer online is to ensure that you create strong passwords that you routinely change. 

When talking to your child about keeping their information safer online follow this simple guide of password ‘Do’s and Don'ts’.

If followed, this advice will help prevent others from gaining access to your child’s games, social networking sites and Apps.

Do's & Don'ts

  • DO – change your password frequently at least every 90 days.
  • DO – disable stored passwords & clear those already stored on your computer.
  • DO – use long passwords as they are always stronger. 
  • DON’T – use personal information to create a username, login or password (i.e. names of pets, relatives, nicknames, dates of birth, birth location, etc).
  • DON’T – reuse the same password or PIN for multiple accounts.
  • DON’T – click 'Yes' when a site offers to ‘Remember your Password.’ If you do, all your passwords are stored in one place on your device, which provides ease of access for Hackers.
  • DON’T – share your passwords with friends.
  • NEVER – store your password on a shared device.

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