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Digital Mission Development Advisor
There are several things you can do when setting up or running a Zoom meeting to keep yourself and your attendees safe and secure.
Keep uninvited guests out
When setting up a meeting, you should always:
- set a password for your meeting.
- avoid using your Personal Meeting ID (PMI).
- avoid sharing meeting links on social media or in public places.
- set up a waiting room so you can check who is joining.
Manage your participants
Once your meeting has started, there are still things you can do to stay safe:
- lock your meeting – this prevents anyone else from joining.
- restrict who can share their screen – the whiteboard will be disabled, too.
- mute participants individually or all at once.
- turn off file transfer – this includes pictures, GIFs and memes.
- remove unwanted or disruptive participants.
Keeping young people safe
Children and young people under the age of 18 are not able to create a Zoom account. A parent or guardian may, however, allow the child to use their account with supervision. As a meeting host, you schedule the meeting and send the invite link to the parents/carers of the young person.
If you have further questions on safeguarding, get in touch with the Safeguarding Team.