In the event of a
Zoombombing the Zoom Host (and co-hosts/tech support) should:
Turn on the Waiting Room
From the Security button so nobody else can enter the meeting
Practice this before it's needed
Move the Zombomber to the waiting room, don’t remove them from the
This is reversible - if it turns out you misidentified a
participant as problematic, you can bring them back
If you use Zoom’s “Remove Participant” feature, there is no way
for them to get back in or for you to bring them back.
Chances are that legitimate participants will be confused and
bewildered and linger in the waiting room while intentional disruptors will
realize the fun is over and leave.
Ensure participant screen sharing is off
Practice this before it’s needed
Scan for inappropriate participant screen names or images
Move those participants to the waiting room - which the Zoom host should
Mute all participants
Do not allow participants to unmute themselves: check
Turn off the Chat (from the security button)
This takes away everybody’s ability to chat and diffuses
If there is a disruption
caused by someone within the community (not a zoombombing)
If possible, gently ask the participant causing the disruption to
stop and to bring their attention back to the group.
If it is not possible to address the disruption within the group,
the facilitator (or other adult present) may bring the participant causing the
disruption and one other adult into a breakout room to privately talk through
what’s going on and how to resolve the issue.