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Password Power-Up (UK)

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 children create better passwords and actually remember them? Use the tips in this lesson to help children make passwords that are both secure and memorable.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Define the term "password" and describe its purpose.
  • Understand why a strong password is important.
  • Practise creating a memorable and strong password.
Key Vocabulary: password  ·  phrase  ·  symbol  ·  username
password:
a secret string of letters, symbols and numbers that you can use to restrict who can access something digital
phrase:
a group of words that go together and are easy to remember
symbol:
a character other than a number or letter, such as #, !, or @.
username:
a name you create to sign into a website, app, or game
Privacy & Security

Lesson Plan

45 mins.

What You'll Need

Writing paper or notebooks   

Classroom resources

  • Lesson Slides
  • If...Then...Scenarios Handout Teacher Version
  • Power up Your Password Handout Teacher Version
  • Lesson Quiz

Take-home resources

  • Family Activity
  • Family Tips