Task 4_ Option 2


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

Level: Primary – (7-9 years old)

Materials: colored pieces of paper, colored markers, a paper-made secret box

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Students are given five pieces of paper and required to write:

  1. Student’s birthday with no space or slash (e.g. November 19, 2010, will be written as 19112010) 
  2. Their full name in a different order (e.g. Tony will be written as ynoT) 
  3. First letters of a short quote that you like 
  4. Random letters plus your favorite numbers
  5. Combine all letters/ numbers above to one mystery code

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The teacher mixes up all the pieces of paper. Randomly chooses one and shows it to the class, students guess whose that piece belongs to? 

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Result:

  • Using personal information may be caught easily. 
  • The unscrambled letters of something that belongs to your personal information might also be caught more difficultly 
  • Random letters and numbers together are a strong password/ passcode. 

 

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