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POWERFUL PASSWORDS

BACKGROUND

Cybersecurity experts recommend the use of strong, unique passwords. A strong password consists of at least 10 characters and includes a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. To have access to a variety of words, it’s important to have access to a vocabulary where we can create powerful passwords. Finding context clues is one exercise that helps build vocabulary. 

TASK – The “Helpers”

  • Today you play a game called The Meaning of Beep in which you will use context clues to figure out the meaning of unknown words. As you play the game it will present one sentence at a time of which you will identify the meaning of the missing (Beep) word. Each consecutive sentence will give you more context clues than the previous one, meaning that by the third sentence you should be successful in identifying the meaning of the unknown word.
  • Please visit the following website: The Meaning of Beep to begin. 

AT HOME ACTIVITY

Make a Secure Password

Now you will practice creating a new, more secure password with the graphic organizer provided by the link at the end of the instructions. 

Once you have the graphic organizer printed out, you to write down an answer for each of the following categories as identified on their graphic organizer:

  • Favorite number
  • Favorite character’s name 
  • A symbol (#, $, %, *, or &)
  • Favorite food

Please arrange the four categories in some type of combination to create a new, more secure password 

Click here for the Graphic Organizer

*Activity adapted from Common Sense Education https://www.commonsense.org/education/lesson/powerful-passwords-k-2

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

If you’d like to engage with more security resources, please visit the following link:

REFLECT

How do you feel about helping others and possibly even teaching others about the importance of cybersecurity?

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