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Creating Strong Passwords

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Title:

Creating Strong Passwords

URL:

https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/internetsafety/creating-strong-passwords/1/

Content Source:

Other
GFC Learn Free
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

You'll need to create a password to do just about everything on the Web, from checking your email to online banking. And while it's simpler to use a short, easy-to-remember password, this can also pose serious risks to your online security. To protect yourself and your information, you'll want to use passwords that are long, strong, and difficult for someone else to guess while still keeping them relatively easy for you to remember.

Review video and text tips for creating strong passwords to maintain account security.

Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 3
9) Identify the proper use and operation of security technologies.

Examples: Passwords, virus protection software, spam filters, pop-up blockers.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • identify how to properly use security technologies and how they work.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • security technologies
  • password
  • login information
  • virus protection
  • malicious
  • spam filters
  • pop-up blocker
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • software is installed to protect against malicious items.
  • users can protect their information by not sharing passwords or login information.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • login to resources using passwords.
  • understand importance of not sharing login information.
  • identify examples of SPAM, pop up blocks, and virus protection software.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • proper use and operation of security technologies is important to keep a device working correctly and protect your personal information.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 4
8) Demonstrate the proper use and operation of security technologies.

Examples: Passwords, virus protection software, spam filters, pop-up blockers.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • identify how to properly use security technologies and how they work.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • security technologies
  • privacy
  • password
  • login information
  • virus protection
  • malicious
  • spam
  • spam filters
  • pop-up blocker
  • online identity theft
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • software and other features such as pop-up blockers are installed to protect against malicious items.
  • unwanted emails or spam can contain links with viruses.
  • users can protect their information by not sharing passwords or login information to help prevent crimes like online identity theft.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • login to resources using private passwords.
  • understand importance of not sharing login information.
  • demonstrate how to properly handle or utilize spam, pop up blockers, and virus protection software and features.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • proper use and operation of security technologies is important to keep a device working correctly and protect your personal information.
  • if an email or pop-up seems too good to be true, it probably is not true.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
9) Explain the proper use and operation of security technologies.

Examples: Passwords, virus protection software, spam filters, pop-up blockers, cookies.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • explain how to properly use security technologies and how they work.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • security technologies
  • password
  • login information
  • virus protection
  • malicious
  • spam filters
  • pop-up blocker
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • software is installed to protect against malicious items.
  • users can protect their information by not sharing passwords or login information.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • explain to others how and why you should use strong passwords.
  • explain the causes and effects of someone having and using your password.
  • explain what SPAM, pop up blockers, and virus protection software can do.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • proper use and operation of security technologies is important to keep a device working correctly and to protect your personal information.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 8
9) Secure a file or other data.

Examples: lock spreadsheet cell(s), password protect, encrypt.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • secure a file via password protection or encryption.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • it is important to secure some data.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • use multiple methods to protect data.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • file or data security is important.
Tags: confidentiality, internet safety, password, safety
License Type: Custom Permission Type
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AccessibilityText Resources: Content is organized under headings and subheadings
Video resources: includes closed captioning or subtitles
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Author: Aimee Bates