February 01, 2015 Family Activity

Theme: Protecting Passwords


  • Password protection is important for individuals and families. Parents should know the passwords of their children’s media devices. Here are some tips to help parents guide their family’s password choices.
  • Teach your children to never give a password to anyone in person or online, especially not in an email.
  • Do not place a written copy of a password anywhere near your computer. Figure out a family safe place where you as parents can store the passwords–or, if possible – never write down any passwords; it is best to commit them to memory.
  • Do not use passwords based on personal information (login name, birthdate, address, phone number, middle name, pet's name, etc.).
  • To make your password harder, use a mixture of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols (from the top row of the keyboard, like !@#$%^&*()+=) .
  • Change your password regularly.
  • Remember your secret answer. In the future, you might forget your password, but your password protection question/answer needs to something that you can remember for years to come.
  • Don't use the same password for all your online accounts. Try to use different passwords.

    This page can be found at http://kidscorner.reframemedia.com/bible/family/protecting-passwords