Powerful Passwords

Bluebirds discussed how combination locks can only be opened by turning the dial in a secret combination of numbers that is hard to guess. This is to keep belongings safe and protected. They went on to talk about how passwords prevent other people seeing your private information on the internet. Bluebirds thought about how passwords would be useful in later life when they keep track of their bank account or shop online.

To put this into context, Bluebirds considered how they would feel if someone else used their password to steal points they had collected in a video game.

Evie – I would feel worried someone had my personal information.
Katerina – I would feel scared as that means someone is stealing my information/account.
Melissa – it is invading my private information a bit like reading my locked diary would be.
Chandler – Someone could change my personal information.
Amber – Someone could send messages and pretend to be you.
Sumaiya – I’d be angry and upset as they might pass on my passwords or details to other people too.

The children then played a “Do or Don’t” game. There were some surprises with the answers which was great as we all learnt more about keeping safe online!

The children then set to work in making a secure password. They wrote down their favourite number, pet/favourite character’s name, a keyboard symbol and their favourite food. They rearranged these in various ways to create secure passwords that they were able to remember. Lexi and Joey thought about writing words in reverse too!

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