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Zoom Etiquette for Kids

Students are expected to behave appropriately when on a Zoom connection with other students and teachers. 

  • Keep the camera on so the teacher and other students can see the student’s image.

  • Sign an appropriate name for identification.

  • Keep the microphone on mute other than when directed.

  • Use school appropriate images and audio.

In accordance with CA Education Code, district policies, and guidelines, disciplinary action may be taken for any violation.

In addition to our district's Zoom expectations, please also consider these helpful tips when practicing zoom meeting etiquette!

Have Materials Ready

Be ready for your zoom meeting. Gather any materials you need ahead of time. Also, make sure you go to the bathroom beforehand. If you want to have water, grab a bottle before the zoom starts.

Stay in One Spot during the Zoom

I know this seems like a great time to give your school friends a tour of your home and introduce them to your pets, but resist the urge. It’s distracting to the class. So, stay put and schedule a video call with your friends later to give them the house tour. 

Don’t Let Your Background Become a Distraction

Zoom has a ton of fun backgrounds, but sometimes they can be distracting. Be mindful of the images you choose to share. You can always use s solid color background if you choose.

Know When and How To Mute

The mute button is your friend in zoom. When your device picks up any sound, zoom grabs your screen and puts you front and center. That’s great if you are answering a question or adding a comment. However, it’s not so great if your brother and sister playing loudly in the next room. Turn on mute and keep it on until it is your time to speak. 

Find a Quiet Spot

To avoid distraction for you and the others on the conference call, find a quiet spot in your house. It will be easier for classmates or teammates to hear from you and for you to hear them. 

Be On Time

Be on time for your zoom call. Ask Mom or Dad to log you into the call a few minutes early to make sure your device is working properly. 

Wait Your Turn

Teachers and coaches will probably give you a signal to use, like raising your hand, if you have something to say. Use good manners by using this signal before speaking.

Be Presentable

Take a few minutes to make yourself presentable. Brush your hair and teeth. Change out of your pajamas. 

Be Respectful

During your zoom meetings with classmates, act like you would in your class at school. If you wouldn’t chew gum, crunch on snacks, or talk with your brother during a class at school, don’t do it on the call.