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Florida mom says fourth grade son's Zoom class was interrupted by porn


Florida mom says fourth grade son's Zoom class was interrupted by porn (CNN Newsource)
Florida mom says fourth grade son's Zoom class was interrupted by porn (CNN Newsource)
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It's no longer a way of the future.

Working from home and interacting with people over video conference calls is the new normal for a lot of people like Claudia Reyes' son, who's in fourth grade, learning with his fellow students in a conference classroom.

"He was logged in and I was doing the dishes and I started to hear bad words," Reyes said. "I'm like, 'What's going on, are you on the chat or are you doing something else? And he said, 'No, I'm on the class.'"

Concerned about what she was hearing, she ran over to the laptop and that's when she says a pornographic video began playing on the screen.

"I put my hand on the other side of the screen so he wouldn't see anything but I could see the other kids' faces and they were like shocked," Reyes said.

Similar to photobombing, this new trend is called "Zoom bombing." Someone jumps on to derail the conference call and it can be hard to figure out who that person is and shut it down.

"At first, I didn't know what to do," Reyes said. "My first reaction was to cover the screen, but then I closed the laptop and I could still hear them."

Zoom says there are several ways you can protect your meetings:

  • Never publically share the personal meeting ID
  • Only allow signed in users to join via an email invite
  • Lock the meeting down completely to outsiders once everyone is in




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