There’s a good chance that you’ve heard of Zoom. In the space of a month, it’s become one of the most downloaded video conferencing apps in the world and has quickly gained millions of new users, including schools. But as with any video conferencing software or live streaming app, there can be a number of things to consider around security and privacy. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help parents and carers understand exactly what Zoom is all about.
Founded in 2011, Zoom is one the world’s leading video conferencing software providers. It has a number of features, including video and audio conferencing, real-time messaging, screen-sharing and the ability to upload, share and search for content. Users can start their own meetings or they can join meetings set up by others. The app is available to use across PCs, laptops, tablets and mobiles phones and is free to download on both the app store and on Android.