Here are a few anonymity and other best practices when you use online meeting services: 

When you sign in, type in your first name only (and last name initial if you like) to protect your anonymity. 

Beware: If you call in to a video conference, your phone number is displayed for all to see. 

Be sure you are in a private space so that people who are not in Al-Anon don’t see or hear the meeting. This will also maintain the anonymity of those in your physical space. 

If you want to be visible to others, you’ll need to call in with a smart phone or a computer that has a camera. Or you can choose to not allow video and just use the audio option. Note: Some Groups may request that you allow video for Group safety purposes. 

Mute yourself when you’re not talking, whether you are in a phone or video meeting. To mute yourself in video meetings, hover over the meeting with your cursor or touch the screen with your finger and it will show you the options at the bottom, top, or side of the screen, depending on your device. You can mute/unmute, have video or no video. If you joined by phone, most phone conference systems use either *1 or *6 to mute/unmute. 

Borrowed from Greater Seattle Al-Anon Intergroup, Electronic Meeting Schedule, at 

https://www.seattle-al-anon.org/electronicmeetings.html . Accessed March 25, 2020. 

© 2020 Greater Seattle Al-Anon Intergroup Council, Inc.

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