Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world.
This year’s celebration took place on Tuesday, 9 February 2016. With a theme of ‘Play your part for a better internet!’, the day was celebrated all around the world, with people coming together through thousands of events and activities to play their part in creating a safer and better internet. In our school we are also playing our part for a better internet not just on SID, but all year through.
We are actively working toward a safer Internet by knowing the risks and strengths. And because we know peers can be an excellent source of support, and peer-to-peer training becomes an excellent tool to help us, some of our children are being prepared to teach their mates at school.
Together we can help make the internet a better place!
Creating secure passwords
In our English lessons we explored reasons why we use passwords, learn the benefits of using passwords, and discover strategies for creating and keeping strong, secure passwords.
We have to follow these tips:
- Make passwords eight or more characters long.
- Don’t use dictionary words as your password.
- Include letters, numbers, and symbols in your password.
- Change your password frequently.
- Don’t use private identity information in your password.
- Don’t use your nickname as your password.
- Give your password to your parent or guardian. They will help you remember it if you forget it.
- Don’t share your password with your friends.
- Create a password that you can remember.
If you don’t know how to create a secure password you can remember, watch these videos:
How to Create a Strong Password
Passwords are an essential part of life online – and if we’re not careful about keeping them secret, they can cause big problems. By understanding the risks and making passwords stronger, we can feel a little more secure.
How to Choose Strong Passwords
Tips from the security experts at Mozilla to help you choose strong, easy-to-remember passwords.
Links and resources
- DinoPass, awesome password generator for kids
- KeePass, the free, open source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager.
Do you use strong passwords?