Zoom Safety

The push to online learning has seen the meteoric rise of Zoom for video conferencing. As of 2 April 2020 Zoom’s daily users has ballooned to more than 200 million from a previous maximum of 10 million. This surged in popularity has highlighted some serious child protection issues that you need to consider.

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You might have already heard of ‘Zoom Bombing‘ this is where uninvited participants join your session and share inappropriate content through video or audio. This is a real issue especially if you are running a session with students. It is important that you know how to keep your sessions secure and your students safe. Check out these 10 suggestions to secure Zoom.

The Zoom feature I like best is the Waiting Room. I can cross check the the names on the screen with my list to ensure I only let kids that have booked into the session. I also send an email before each session for parents with the room settings and expectations. I explain the expectations to the kids before we start, often it is about reminding the kids that I can see them too.

Plan ahead and set up your Zoom sessions with Child Protection and Privacy in mind. Keep everyone safe by making your Zoom rooms secure.

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