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Passwords

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand what a password is and why they are important
  • Learn 3 skills to keep your passwords safe and secure

Just 4 steps to complete the episode!

  1. 1.Watch the short 3-minute animated video with the children. Play it a few times!
  2. 2.Discuss the video with the children using our conversation guide to help you.
  3. 3.Ask each child to complete the Kahoot! Quiz below.
  4. 4.Print the Activity Sheet below as homework for the children.
It is strongly recommended that each episode is delivered by a parent or teacher to children for maximum educational impact.

STEP 1

How to Create Strong Passwords

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STEP 2

Conversation Guide

Useful questions and answers to help you guide the conversation with kids

What is a password?
It’s a secret word or phrase that helps you get onto an app, game, website or device.
Why do we need to have strong passwords?

It stops other people getting into your accounts online, accessing your personal information, and other stuff that you have in there.

Is it a good idea to put your personal information into your password, like your name, age, favorite sports person?

No, it’s not a good idea, because that information is easy for others (even your friends) to guess.

What does a strong password look like?
  • It can be a word, a phrase, or a sentence.
  • It’s long and has capital letters, small letters, numbers, and special characters like !@#$% and so on.
  • They’re easy for you to remember but not easy for others to guess!
Examples of a strong password
Weak Passwords Strong Passwords
Mydog MyDogLoves1Treat#Daily
Laura25 L@ura.$Hops247
roblox pl@yRoblox41hour
thanks123 A1way$aYthank.u
disneyplus watCHd1sney+Plu$
Where can you store your passwords in case you forget them?
  • Many devices have ‘autofill passwords’ – it asks if you would like for your password to be stored for the next time you need to log on.
  • Tell a guardian or parent who can keep them safe for you. (This is also useful in case you forget)
  • You could use a Password Manager; to set this up, you would need a grown up to help you. This is useful if you have many passwords. A Password Manager stores and manages your passwords for you.
  • Write them down and put them in a safe place in your home.
What could happen if you share your passwords with other people, perhaps your friends?

They could pretend to be you, use your account, change your profile, change your privacy settings, and perhaps share/post or comment online. This then looks as if you did those things.

That would be very upsetting for you, it could hurt other people, it could be dangerous, and you might get into a lot of trouble. Perhaps some children can share examples of this from their experience.

What are three strong password skills?
  1. Use different passwords on every app and game that you use.
  2. Don’t share them. (It’s okay to share your passwords with parents/guardians.)
  3. Change them often.

STEP 3

Take the Kahoot! Quiz

STEP 4

Homework Activity Sheet

This is a great homework activity for children to test their skills one more time, reinforcing what they have learned.

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The Internet Safety Series for Kids age 7-10

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Each episode consists of:

  • A short three-minute animated video
  • A conversation guide to support teachers/parents (It’s basically a Q&A for kids)
  • A Kahoot! Quiz to reinforce the learning
  • A popular and fun activity sheet; a great homework activity to engage all the family at home.
It is strongly recommended that each episode is delivered by a parent or teacher to children for maximum educational impact.

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Understand what a password is, why it’s important and learn 3 password skills to keep you safe and secure.

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