What is Zoombombing?
Zoombombing is when individuals on the internet join a Zoom meeting and take over the audio and video controls in Zoom to broadcast inappropriate materials and remarks.
How do they get in the Zoom Meeting?
Without making changes to your Zoom meetings, anyone with the link or meeting ID can join the meeting. Individuals have taken the current growth in Zoom popularity to join open meetings and share inappropriate content.
What should I do to prevent being Zoombombed?
Check Your Settings: We request that all teachers check the following in your Zoom general settings for Zoom lessons involving students by going to https://zoom.us/profile/setting. These meeting settings will apply for all your meetings - both teaching and administration.
Screen Share – limit to ‘Host Only’ in order to stop uninvited participants from sharing their screens.
Enable Waiting Room – You will be able to admit only the participants you want to your meetings* / classes. *EAs booking meetings for others should be careful with this setting as the ‘host’ will need to join the meeting to allow the meeting to start.
Lock Your Meeting - It’s always smart to lock your front door, even when you’re inside the house. When you lock a Zoom Meeting that’s already started, no new participants can join, even if they have the meeting ID and password (if you have required one). In the meeting, click Participants at the bottom of your Zoom window. In the Participants pop-up, click the button that says Lock Meeting.
What should I do if my meeting is being Zoombombed?
Should there be a need, you can remove an unwanted participant by putting them into the waiting room or selecting ‘remove’.
Students will need to identify themselves correctly for you to recognize their names for admission into the room.
A Timely Reminder:
Ending a Meeting - please ensure that you click ‘end meeting’ at the end of every Zoom meeting (not ‘leave meeting’). Otherwise, the meeting is still ‘live’ and can be open to other students or people outside of OneSchool.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.