Cyberbullies use a variety of tactics to abuse the internet and cause harm. One such method involves bullies taking false identities to reveal personal information with the intent of harassing victims. A simple scenario can be imagined as someone gains access to a victim’s Facebook account to message the victim’s friends. As a result, it is necessary to use secure passwords that are difficult to guess or crack.
First, it is important to avoid using passwords that are common just for the simplicity. Losing access to a personal email or website is not worth having an easily remembered password. Besides these common passwords, avoid using your username, real name, or birthdays to maximize obscurity. Instead, create passwords that are long and contain a mixture of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, capitalization, numbers, and punctuation.
As internet usage becomes more widespread, the average person will use many websites that require passwords; it may be difficult to keep track of which password is used for which website. If truly necessary, write down passwords and keep them in a safe place. An alternative to this are programs that memorize passwords for you to save time and worry. Whatever your method, make sure to keep your password secure and protect yourselves online!