So what exactly is ‘lesson bombing’?
‘Lesson bombing’ involves online intruders being given access into remote learning environments. The trend is being used as a way for pupils to prank classes, disrupt lessons and be rude to teachers. It can include sharing inappropriate content and using abusive or threatening language towards educators.
We’ve been alerted to two different instances where this may happen.
- Pupils may intentionally share their school login details with an external person, allowing them to freely gain access.
- Pupils may share the ‘invite’ to the class to an external person, who then must be allowed into the virtual classroom by the teacher.
We’re concerned that pranks may, in some cases, go too far – including the sharing of inappropriate material which has happened in the past.