Unit 4 Task


Create or find a classroom resource that teaches students about creating strong passwords, passcodes or passphrases.

After researching for helpful resources that Teachers can use, i came across the website “Powerful Passwords”, which actually offers a whole lesson plan on teaching students about the importance of strong passwords and how to create them. Some guidelines given straight from the website includes the following:

  1. DO make passwords eight or more characters long. (Longer passwords are harder to crack than shorter ones.)
  2. DON’T use dictionary words as your password. (Others could guess your password this way.)
  3. DO include letters, numbers, and symbols in your password. (It can be harder to guess passwords with this combination.)
  4. DO change your password at least every six months. (This way, even if someone does guess your password, they won’t be able to get into your account for long.)
  5. DON’T use private identity information in your password. (Others could guess your password this way.)
  6. DON’T use your phone number as your password. (Others could guess your password this way.)
  7. DON’T use your nickname as your password. (It could be easy for others to guess.)
  8. DO give your password to your parent or guardian. (They will help you remember it if you forget it.)
  9. DON’T share your password with your friends. (Even if you trust them, they might unintentionally do something that puts you or your information at risk.)
  10. DO create a password that you can remember. (It’s okay to create a random password, but keep in mind that it should be one that you can remember, or else it won’t do you much good.)

 

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