National Online SafetyThe National Online Safety organisation has created and is freely sharing a Safety Guide for using Zoom. This will be useful for parents and teachers alike but it is aimed at parents, explaining zoom bombing, phishing etc.

At National Online Safety, it is our mission to make the internet a safer place for children. We will achieve this through equipping school staff, parents and children with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers and how best to react should an incident arise.” (National Online Safety)

There are several very useful guides for parents and teachers available on this page. The guides include one for parents and carers on the use of Houseparty which is currently at the top of the charts for social networking apps. There are also tips for teachers, parents and children in three separate guides for learning and teaching online.

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There is a very useful guide for teachers in the form of a video (see below), that explains how to avoid Zoom Bombing from taking place using the new security tools that Zoom updated its app with earlier this week. NB – if anyone is planning to use Zoom in the near future and have not already updated, they will be asked to do so when they log in so leave yourself a few extra minutes before your lesson. Parents if you are using Zoom to keep in touch with your family, this video may save you a few headaches too!