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Love, New Portena
There are many disadvantages of sharing personal information online. The biggest disadvantage is that we do not fully understand privacy on the Internet. Although people think that they’re accounts are private, do we really know how private they are and how different organisations use our information ? For example, social media doesn’t provide much privacy protection for the users. They watch users and see what kind of things they put into their profiles and what interests them, through their interactions.
In addition, sharing personal information online will expose all of your privacy and can be used by people with ulterior motives. When using the Internet, people can steal your personal information. When you post things like your name, birthday, credit card number and your place of residence online, there will be a risk of your information being used by others and what they can and will do with this.
This article is written by Kseniia in Grade 9, as part of her individual project. She decided to research what a strong password is and how to create it.
What passwords are not strong?
Passwords are ordinary words or phrases, letters or numbers in a row. People often use them when they don’t think about security or just want to quickly finish registration.
Ex: Alex1234; Dog56;
What passwords are strong?
Strong passwords are combinations of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
How to create a strong password?
1. Take any random phrase, for example, EgyptCat.
2. Replace some letters with special characters. It will be easier to remember if you replace the letters on the basis of similarity. For example, a on @, i on!, O on 0.
How not to declassify your password?
Create a new password for every important service.
Enable two-factor authentication wherever this option is available.
Do not put your passwords in the browser.
For this Pillar’s Community Project (Online Safety), we have separated the girls into 5 teams. Each team must come up with a post, either a photo, video or combination of both, and post it onto their social media accounts. After a week, we will see which team has the most interactivity from their followers and others (interactivity includes: views, likes, comments and shares). Whoever has the most wins a special prize at the end of the week! We hope this challenge allows the girls to think twice before posting as they will be able to see how easy it is to get things to go ‘viral’/ seen by other people, including people they never met!!
Good luck girls! May the most creative and best team win.