Singapore suspends Zoom in home-based learning following breaches involving obscene images


SINGAPORE: Teachers will suspend the use of video conferencing tool Zoom, following breaches involving obscene images, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said on Thursday (Apr 9).

MOE said it is currently investigating the breaches, which it described as “serious incidents”.

“As a precautionary measure, our teachers will suspend their use of Zoom until these security issues are ironed out,” said Mr Aaron Loh, divisional director of the Educational Technology Division at MOE.

A parent, who wanted to be known as Ms Loh, told CNA that her daughter, who is in Secondary 1, was in a home-based Geography lesson on Zoom when obscene images appeared on the screen.

Two men asked female students who were present to flash themselves, she added.

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