Web-Safety Advice – Choosing Your Username and Password


Autism Network Scotland would like to offer our prospective members some simple advice on selecting your username. Members should be aware of the following information:


  • Your username will be used to login to the members’ version of the website which will include extra tabs which become visible to you after login.
  • If you join a virtual network your username and password will be used to enter these discussions.
  • Your username will be visible to the other members of Autism Network Scotland on the Virtual Networks pages.


Autism Network Scotland would therefore like to offer the following advice:


  1. Only use your own name as part of your username if you are comfortable with people identifying you online. ANS recommends using an alternative name that is not easily identified.
  2. Do not use your email address as your username. We encourage communication and collaboration between our members, but believe this should take place via our Virtual Networks in the first instance.
  3. Passwords: your password should be at least seven characters long. To make it stronger, use upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols like ! ” ? $ % ^ & ).