BlogSafety on Zoom
At this moment of social isolation, we want to make sure that young people have the opportunity to connect for community and support, safely and securely.
Gender Spectrum uses Zoom teleconferencing for our online groups, webinars, and many of our professional development trainings. As the New York Times notes, support groups for trans and non-binary youth seem to be a particular target for some Zoombombers. At this moment of social isolation, we want to make sure that young people have the opportunity to connect for community and support. But we also want to make sure that they are safe when they do so. So we are adopting security measures to keep our online work safe, including:
- Having an additional password for meetings.
- Screen sharing will be limited to meeting hosts only. If any inappropriate content is shared by chat hosts may limit chat to "host only" as well.
- Hosts will use “remove from session” for anyone who disrupts or is in any way inappropriate in meetings. Participants who are removed are unable to rejoin.
See the infographic to the left for more Zoom security tips -- thanks to Claire S. (@readerpants on Twitter) for the infographic.