Safe Passwords workshop – online, 3 February 2022

How to make passwords that are secure and memorable

An online workshop at HelpSpace – Thursday 3 February 2022 – 1 to 3 pm.

Workshop completed.

What is the most frequent, most persistent and most worrying problem reported by digital learners?

  • More than anything else — passwords that seem to have gone wrong.
  • At the digital drop-in we have seen this every week for at least the last ten years. Sometimes we can find a solution — but often there is no fix, so email accounts, contact lists and important information may be lost forever.
  • This workshop is about making sure that never happens to you.

What you could achieve at the online workshop


  • Why passwords are necessary, and how they work;
  • The problems that most older learners have with passwords, and how those problems arise.
  • How to make a password that is strong enough to resist automated hacking. That is like putting a serious burglar-proof lock on your front door;
  • A way to remember your strong passwords. That is like always knowing where your keys are.
  • Our list of tips for making safe passwords.


  • Follow a way of making a strong password that is also easy to remember.
  • Use that method to make at least one really good personal password.

How you can join the online workshop

  • No advance sign-up required, but it would be helpful if you tell us that you intend to join. You can do that in an email to

Where you can find the online workshop

  • We will be in our 24/7 virtual meeting room HelpSpace.
  • For people who are not quite sure how to function in an online workshop, we will open the room 30 minutes early, at 12:30 pm.
  • You do not need to install an app to use the platform.

The tech you will need …

  • A reliable internet connection at home.
  • A screen that is large enough for you to see presentation slides. A phone screen is not suitable.
  • Please wear headphones or earbuds if you have them.
  • You will need some paper to write on.

It’s a workshop for learning

  • Social interaction is always valuable, but this will be an online learning event.
  • Using your camera will be an option.
  • Even your microphone will be an option – you don’t have to speak just because you are in the room.

Got questions?

  • Send an email to