With increasing use of technology and the Internet among children, we explore how they create passwords to protect their personal information. We conducted a study with children 11 to 13 years to understand their password practices. The results of the study indicated that these children create simple passwords consisting of their personal information, believe that these passwords are hard for a stranger to guess and do not have good understanding of creating strong passwords.

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Keywords Authentication, Children's security, Password design, Usable security
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1145/3202185.3210772
Conference 17th ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2018
Citation
Maqsood, S. (Sumbal), Maqsood, S. (Sana), Biddle, R, & Chiasson, S. (2018). An exploratory study of children's online password behaviours. In IDC 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children (pp. 539–544). doi:10.1145/3202185.3210772