How do I set a strong password?

When you get your Username and Password for the Safer Schools Portal in your Welcome Email, you might decide to change your password. Use this article to ensure you set a strong password.

Top Tip: Click here to learn how to change your password on the Safer Schools Portal. 


✅ DO change your password frequently, at least every 90 days. 

✅ DO disable stored passwords & clear those already stored on your computer. 

✅ DO use a different password for each account. 

✅ DO use a longer password as they are stronger. 

✅ DO add complexity - numbers, symbols and capital letters. 


Top Tip: Using complexity can make a simple password strong, for example, 'Pa5Sw0rD-!£' is stronger than 'Password'. 


❌ DON'T reuse passwords for multiple accounts. 

❌ DON'T click yes when a site offers to 'Remember your Password'. 

❌ DON'T use birthdays, quotes or pet names. 

❌ DON'T use anything people will associate with you. 

❌ DON'T share your passwords or store them on a shared device. 


Top Tip: Read more on the importance of cybersecurity in our blog here.

Still need help? Contact the Safer Schools support service using the Live Chat Icon on the bottom left-hand side of the webpage. Alternatively, you can email us on or call 02896005777.