When it comes to digital parenting, there’s a seemingly endless number of conversations we need to have with our tweens and teens. And according to a recent survey, moving “how to make a strong password” to the top of the list is pretty important. Turns out, Gen Z-ers are not so great on the whole password thing.
According to a recent Harris poll of 3000 adults, 78% of the Gen Z respondents use the same password across multiple accounts, which as you probably know is a big no-no. They’re also pretty confident that they won’t fall for a phishing attack (like 71% of them), but almost half of them didn’t know what phishing was. So… what can you do?
And be sure your kids understand the various ways their information could be compromised online. Do they know why they shouldn’t click on an ad? Or fill out a quiz?
It’s worth doing a check-in after school to see what they know (and don’t know), and empower them with information they need to make smart decisions online.