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     Be your own bodyguard




           Mrs. C. Johnson, 03/03/2008   1
Internet Safety: Be Your Own Bodyguard

Today’s topics
 Review

 Creating usernames and passwords




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When communicating on the Internet
 Remain as anonymous as possible

 Keep all personal information private

    Your real name

    Home address

    Phone number

    Social security number

    Your birthday

    Your school

    Passwords

    Names of family members

    Credit card numbers
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Username
 Use it to identify yourself to a web site

 Paired with a password

 Characters appear on the screen as you enter your username




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Creating a Safe Username
 Some web sites will use your e-mail address

 Avoid revealing private information

 If given the choice, do NOT use your e-mail

 Do NOT use your screen name




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Password
 Passwords protect your computer and private information.

 Paired with a Username

 Characters will not show on the screen as you enter your

  password: *********




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Using your password
If you give someone your password, they can pretend to be you
online!
   Do not post or store a password near your computer.
   Avoid typing a password when someone is watching.
   Do not share your password with anyone including your best
    friend.
   You may share your password with your parent, guardian, or
    trusted adult.
   Change your password every month.
   Always remember to log out!

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Creating a safe password
Do not use
 a word from a dictionary

 all numbers
 personal information such as birthday, family member’s or pet’s
   name, phone number, school name, location
 repeating characters such as “11111” or “MMMM”
 a familiar sequence of characters such as 123456 or your zip
   code
 easy to guess selections such as “password,” “computer,” “hello,”
   or “love”
 a password you use for another account

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Creating a safe password
Your password should be
 Easy for you to remember so you don’t have to write it down,

 Difficult for others to guess,

 Use a combination of capital and lowercase letters, numbers, and
  symbols (!@#$%^&*)




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      Creating a safe password
      Your password should be at least 7 characters in length…
      the longer the better!
    Possible           Number of         Formula       Possible combinations
characters in PW    characters is PW
0-9                        4               104                         10,000

0-9                        8               108                    100,000,000

0-9 & 26 letters           4               364                      1,679,616

0-9 & 26 letters           8               368               2,821,109,907,456

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Creating a safe password
Be creative! Consider using
 your user or login name in a different form;

 substituting character-look-alikes for letters. For example, $ for s,
  + for t, @ for a 3 for e;
 putting a new spin on a familiar phrase or song. For example
  “fredsboy” can be made into “fr3d$boy”;
 translating an English word into another language;

 investigating secret codes in the Dewey 650s.




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Summary
 Whenever you enter information about yourself online, you could

  be putting yourself at risk!
 When creating usernames and passwords, be sure to protect

  your private information.
 Share your username and passwords only with a trusted adult.




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