Password Safety Resource Handout for Classroom or Homeschool: Just $2.00

Authy: What is Two-Factor Authentication?5 stars

Two-factor authentication "is an extra layer of security used to make sure that people trying to gain access to an online account are who they say they are. First, a user will enter their username and a password. Then, instead of immediately gaining access, they will be required to provide another piece of information." Authy is my go-to app for generating one-time passcodes. Here is their introduction to the what and why of 2FA.



Connect Safely: Tips for Strong Passwords5 stars

"A strong password is your first line of defense against intruders and imposters." Connect Safely offers fourteen password tips three ways: as an article, a slideshow, and as a shareable, printable PDF. They also bring up an excellent conundrum for parents: "... if you do ask your children for their passwords, make sure they understand that this is a rare exception to the 'do not share password' rule."

Cyberbullying.us: Tips for Teens: Password Safety5 stars

This printable PDF of ten password tips for teens from the Cyberbullying Research Center includes this excellent advice: " Do not type passwords on devices that you do not own, control, or fully trust." This means that the computer in the library or cyber café is best used for casual Web surfing, and not for "logging into your online accounts."

How to Geek: Why You Should Use a Password Manager and How to Get Started5 stars

I use LastPass for managing my passwords, but there are a handful of others that also work well. Learn why you need one with this article from How to Geek.

NetSmartzKids: The Password Rap5 stars

LOL! This password safety message from NetSmartzKids is delivered as a two-minute rap song video. "Password protects your information, like your home phone number, your age and location. You have to choose one, you have to conceal it. Nobody can guess it. Nobody can steal it."

Password Safety Resource Handout for Classroom or Homeschool: Just $2.00



Honorable Mentions

The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

DinoPass

Usernames & Passwords

What are some good rules for screen names and passwords?

8 Tips to Make Your Passwords as Strong as Possible


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Feldman, Barbara. "Password Safety." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 22 Jan. 2019. Web. 29 Oct. 2020. <https://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/password-safety/ >.


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