Grade 3

Password Power-Up

How can a strong password help protect your privacy?

Stronger, more secure online passwords are a good idea for everyone. But how can we help kids create better passwords and actually remember them? Use the tips in this lesson to help kids make passwords that are both secure and memorable.

Students will be able to:
  • Define the term "password" and describe a password's purpose.
  • Understand why a strong password is important.
  • Practice creating a memorable and strong password.
Key Vocabulary: password  ·  phrase  ·  symbol  ·  username
a secret string of letters, symbols, and numbers that you can use to restrict who can access something digital
a group of words that go together and are easy to remember
a character other than a number or letter, such as #, !, or @.
a name you create to sign into a website, app, or game
Privacy & Security
This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELACASELAASLand ISTESee standards

Lesson Plan

45 mins.
Extension Activity:


Extension Activity:


Extension Activity:


Extension Activity:

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What You'll Need

Writing paper or notebooks  
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Classroom resources

  • Lesson Slides
  • Student Handout: If...Then...Scenarios Student Version Teacher Version
  • Student Handout: Power-Up Your Password Student Version Teacher Version
  • Lesson Quiz

Take-home resources