Password Tips for Professionals
A great place to start to make children and young people safer online is to ensure that children and their parents or carers are creating strong passwords that they routinely change.
When teaching children about keeping their information safer online follow this simple guide of password ‘Do’s and Don'ts’.
By doing so this advice will help prevent others from gaining access to their games, social networking sites and Apps.
Do's and 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 a different password for each account.
- DO – use a password manager (to help you remember them).
- 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.
- Setting age restrictions on a tablet or phone is one of the best, simplest and quickest ways to ensure that your child can only access age-appropriate content. You should always apply the restrictions appropriate to their age and lock those restrictions in place before giving a child a new phone or tablet.