Police Investigating Obscene Photo Incidents

January 18, 2021

The Bermuda Police Service confirmed that they are “aware” of the incidents that occurred during recent Virtual School Open Houses, and are “investigating the matter.”

This follows after the Government advised that attendees at ongoing Bermuda Public Schools Open House events “are now required to register online as part of strengthened security protocols” as two virtual open houses “were disrupted by someone who showed obscene pictures during the meeting.”

The Government said that going forward “meeting hosts will check against the registrations before admitting persons into the Open House events. Participants are also required to have cameras on showing their [live] faces and display their full name.”

Virtual meetings being interrupted in this manner, sometimes called Zoombombing, have been an issue around the world, especially since the pandemic has increased the use of video conferencing software.

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