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[school-discuss] Re: Passwords for kids?

on Mon, May 17, 2004 at 02:57:18AM +0200, Manuel Gutierrez Algaba (algaba@gmx.net) wrote:

> El dom, 16 de 05 de 2004 a las 03:09, Karsten M. Self escribi?:
> > Sort of an oddball question, but...
> > 
> > I'm working in a youth center with a ten-system computer lab, 80+ kids
> > using it so far, Samba domain.
> > 
> > Kids are anywhere from 6 to 18.
> > 
> > _Most_ of them can deal with passwords.  A few can't spell their own
> > names (and most of 'em could use better typing skillz -- not to mention
> > a far more discriminating taste in music....).
> > 
> > But for a fair number of 'em, particulary the younger set, and a few
> > others with learning disabilities, remembering passwords seems to be
> > beyond the possible.  Anyone have experience with setting up accounts
> > for kids?
> > 
> > Primary login is WinXP.  Even here, the three-field login (username,
> > pass, logon target (workstation/domain) is confusing.

> Try another strategy. I'm sure they can remember "corners of the
> keyboard".
> For example, they can remember qwa (nw corner), or zxc or 1qaz or
> cde3....

You'd be surprised ;-)  Though some sort of domain-word memorization
might be helpful.  Fruits, animales, etc.  Not working too well ATM.
Team pairing is my current preferred solution.


Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>        http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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