2 Factor Authentication (2FA) sounds complicated, but it involves using two passwords (hence the 2-factor) to authenticate your access to an account.
It is sometimes referred to as two-step verification or multi-factor authentication.
This is already employed by online banking apps to secure access. This may sound like extra hassle, but it largely reduces the chance for theft or fraud. This additional layer of security can bring an extra sense of confidence in cybersecurity for children and young people.
Not all accounts offer 2FA, but you can find out if a platform does in the settings. 2FA can be enabled on email providers and on social media. You can access instructions on enabling 2FA across various platforms below: