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How do you do....it? Thread, Kids Usernames in Technical; Originally Posted by kevinmcaleer Just out of interest, if your following the guidelines for e-safety, nobody should be able to ...
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    Re: Kids Usernames

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinmcaleer
    Just out of interest, if your following the guidelines for e-safety, nobody should be able to identify a child by their email address, this includes their age, gender or name.

    Therefore a 'safe' username would be something like: 07KM2 as it doesn't give anything away.

    -Kev
    That is what I have had in mind for the new year 7s.
    Email has been introduced this year and this has been bothering me as our current naming convention is lastname.firstinitial or second, third and forth in some cases

    So I am goign to be chanign over to some kind of initials and year of entry combo.

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    Re: Kids Usernames

    We use School Initials + Year of arrival + Surname + First Initial and add more letters of first name for duplicates.

    eg Bhavesh Mistry in Year 8 would be tg03mistrybh

    (there are more mistrys than any other name in our school, none of whom have middle names)

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    Re: Kids Usernames

    we used the last four of their exam candidate number, this also ensured that they had then allocated from the year dot! plus the student knew their exam number!

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    Re: Kids Usernames

    Year of entry + first 3 characters of forename + first 3 characters of surname

    eg James Hayward in year 13 would be 99jamhay

    If you want to have people with names like Tom O'Toole in yr 11, for example, you get 01tomo't

    Staff are first initial and last name eg mine would become jzambon

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    Re: Kids Usernames

    We use

    Year they joined the school + first 2 letters of form + initial + Surname

    i.e.

    05AIJSmith

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    Re: Kids Usernames

    Hmm.. looks like i'll need to re-think how im gonna do this..
    At present - everyone from years 8 thru 11 have a combo of initials, yeargroup and dob (set by LEA) but year 7 have firstname.lastname along with misc pupils who have joined the school.

    like the idea of their Exam Candidate numbers tho...

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    Re: Kids Usernames

    We have a letter signifying their admission year, their surname (and initial of forename to solve duplicates) then their form letter like:

    B-SimpsonB-T

    I strip out all spaces and wacky characters from surnames and chop off half of double-barrelled names where necessary.

    My last place used admission number followed by admission year:

    012342005

    but that yielded roughly double the number of kids with logon problems coming to see us vs the scheme here.

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    Re: Kids Usernames

    Huh?
    How were the maths SATs at the old place

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    Re: Kids Usernames

    hehe... how about being a real BOFH and using their UPN numbers? :twisted:

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    Re: Kids Usernames

    Urrr that's evil.

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    Re: Kids Usernames

    I've been a little concerned about the convention I use (entry year, first initial, surname - e.g. 05ABertie) since it gives away the surname and you can theoretically guess the age. At least the sex can't really be seen.

    I suppose that you need some kind of indicator for the year group - therefore someone can have a go at guessing the age.

    Truncating the surname would get around the problem with revealing the name but then you end up with problems cos kids cannot count x number of letters into their surname.

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    Re: Kids Usernames

    Hi Guys,

    We use the pupils 4 Digit Exam Number which they will use in Years 10 + 11 for when they do their exams.

    This also means that as all the pupils names and details have already been entered into SIMS by the office staff, I can just create a report that has the infomation I require (First Name, Surname, Exam Number (for Username) ettc), then put it into a spreadsheet that I use to create all the user accounts in AD whole process then only takes about 5mins to setup a whole new Year Intake! AND they remember their exam number when they come to sit exams AND they are already all unique!

    Super!

    Regards,

    Matt

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    Re: Kids Usernames

    SOunds like i'll try and go with the exam numbers see how i get on

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    Re: Kids Usernames

    Dont go with DOBs what ever you do. I generated user passwords using DOBs the other year for the new intake and loads of them didnt work...... The reason being if X person doesnt return x form by x time then the DOBs get made up!!!!!!! These get corrected later but not at first entry

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    Re: Kids Usernames

    I use year of joining first 3 letters of 1st name then 1st 3 of sir name EG 06JOEBLO (for 2006 intake of Joe Bloggs) or just all initials and surname EG JEBloggs for Joe Edward Bloggs or in primart schools (small ones at that) its first names with 1 or 2 letters of surname EG Joe or JoeB

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