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 ...
26th June 2012, 06:25 PM #31
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.
Originally Posted by Meldrew
26th June 2012, 06:31 PM #32
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.
Originally Posted by synaesthesia
26th June 2012, 07:44 PM #33
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.
26th June 2012, 07:52 PM #34
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.
27th June 2012, 09:22 AM #35
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.
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