Kindergarten Computer Class and Password Security

August 29th, 2012

Jacob started Kindergarten last week. More on that in another post.

He’s been loving it, until yesterday. At least part of his disgruntlement was because it was his first visit to computer class. Putting together a few conversations, we learned this:

Jacob: Something was different about Kindergarten today.

Us: Oh? What was it?

Jacob: I had computer class today.

Us: What did you do?

Jacob, super frustrated: Nothing. NOTHING, NOTHING, NOOOO THIIING. Nothing.

Us: You didn’t get to use a computer?

Jacob: All we did was log on and log off the whole time. Log on and log off. My username is Jacob and my password is Jacob. (annoyed and confused voice) Why are they the same??

I guess his teachers weren’t used to children that had been logging on to computers for two years before Kindergarten. And probably also weren’t expecting any of them to take some sort of offense at their password poicy. He probably couldn’t appreciate how reasonable it was to tech Kindergarteners how to log in to a computer on the first day of computer class…

Categories: Children & Computing

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  1. Thomas Koch

    It would be cool if Jacob would bring his own computer and show it to the other kids. I’m looking forward to hear of the first kindergarten class installing Debian all by themselfes… :-)

    BTW: Do you think about coming for Debconf 2013 to Switzerland? I wanted to see what we can arange about a family program.

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  2. manu

    This is so cute ! :)

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  3. Ryan Muller

    Wait until he figures out how to boot a live distro from USB… that opens all sorts of doors!

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