April 03, 2020

Tips and resources available to prevent ‘Zoombombing’

Faculty and staff are warned to be on the lookout for “Zoombombing,” a new trend attacking virtual classrooms and meetings across the country. 

Zoombombing happens when uninvited guests crash Zoom meetings with loud and often inappropriate material. Many times they are doing it to fuel hate or possibly for attention on social media. Whatever their motive, it is disruptive and causes additional stress for the host and participants. 

Some universities have experienced uninvited guests joining classrooms and yelling racial slurs or posting pornographic content. 

To help you avoid this, we have compiled some tips and resources to assist you in keeping your meeting space safe.