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How do you do....it? Thread, Username format in Technical; Originally Posted by Meldrew Interesting that everyone seems to use students names in some fashion. We were told by CLT ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meldrew View Post
    Interesting that everyone seems to use students names in some fashion. We were told by CLT that we were not allowed to use names at all as their email address is username@school.county.sch.uk and we aren't allowed to have students identifiable by their email address for child protection purposes. We use: Year of entry, tutor and admission number, eg 12ABC1234.
    Wouldn't mind seeing a citation for that, as would most of this forum. It would be a fair estimation to say that a majority use names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Wouldn't mind seeing a citation for that, as would most of this forum. It would be a fair estimation to say that a majority use names.
    is it a safeguarding/Child protection reason or a Data Protection reason behind this i wonder. I know WSGFL used to use first 4 letters of surname initial then 3 digits so blogj068 but i think the reasoning behind it was more the username couldn't easily be guessed by estranged parents ect but not 100% sure.

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    I can see the sense in not using surnames, but I would say it is a difficult one to call.
    I would imagine from this thread (that I started, SORRY) that most schools are using surnames or parts of surnames as part of the students username.
    I would have thought there should be some clear guidelines on this sort of thing, but having done a little search I could find nothing on the subject.
    Still not sure what to do now though.

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    A lot of our little erks can't remember their names, let alone a random code. When they get stuff like that, Educationcity for example, they write their username and password in their planner.

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    I use the initial of the forname - J, initial of the second name - A and surname - Bloggs with two digits of the year that they started school - 12 e.g. JABloggs12.

    So far we've not had any duplicates in the year groups. If needs be I can add a third initial - B e.g. JABBloggs12.

    Ross

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