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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Passwords: your password should be at least seven characters long. To make it stronger, use upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols like ! ” ? $ % ^ & ).