Protecting Passwords

Your child’s passwords are the key to their online life, just as yours are for you. You know the importance of choosing safe passwords … and keeping them to yourself. For your child, it may not be so obvious.

Work together with your child to make sure he or she chooses passwords that nobody will guess, making those for social networks and email the most important. Tell your child how important it is to not share their passwords with anyone else – even best friends or siblings, but it’s fine to share them with Mum or Dad.

There is some comprehensive advice on choosing and using passwords on this website, which can be found by clicking here.