Why does Primer have a Code of Conduct?
At Primer, we support a community of young creators ages 9-18, and we want everyone to feel welcome and treated with kindness and respect. We put this Code of Conduct together in order to outline our expectations for how our community engages with our platform and with one another.
Primer's Code of Conduct applies to everyone who interacts with Primer's product and the broader community.
Interacting with Primer's product and broader community means:
Inflammatory Content. This includes content that is unkind, discriminatory, derogatory, or otherwise inflammatory, such as sharing misinformation. It also includes gossip, bullying, stalking, trolling, harassment, or intimidation. We also do not allow any content that depicts, glorifies, or promotes such behavior.
Inappropriate Content. This includes content that is violent, sexual or pornographic, harassing, threatening, embarrassing, distressing, vulgar, hateful, misogynistic or sexist, racially or ethnically offensive, discriminatory against LGBTQ+ users, promotes or depicts illegal activities, or is otherwise inappropriate. We do not allow nude or partially nude human imagery, even in art, due to our wide age range.
Content lacking sufficient context. Occasionally, in the context of nuanced historical content (e.g. The French Revolution), projects, rooms, and posts might involve content that appears to be insensitive without shared context, and translates offensively or objectionably online. The need for context is very important. Primer is not well-equipped to introduce context and nuance to all projects and content through comments, so on occasion, projects that reference distressing or violent world events may be flagged as "Lacking Sufficient Context".
Sharing personal details or information including addresses, full names, birth dates, contact information, or other sensitive details about ourselves or our families.
Spamming. Examples of spam include posting a message with random characters, sending the same message multiple times, or posting the same message in every single club. If you want to share something with everyone on Primer, consider posting in either the most relevant club or the most active club.
Disruptive Audio. We don’t allow audio that disrupts other members, especially in live experiences. This includes excessive background noise, loudness, or screaming that makes the intended audio unintelligible.
Directing other members off-platform. When posting on Primer, you may not link to any external websites or services, unless it is directly relevant to the activity you are working on together.
Intellectual property violations. You may not post other people’s work without crediting them on Primer.
Primer members have access to three main things:
If a Primer member violates our Code of Conduct through a comment, upload, chat, or post, we’ll remove the post immediately. We may send a report of the incident to the user and the user’s guardian. Because the core of our guidelines surrounds intent, a Primer administrator also may reach out to the user and/or user’s guardian to ask about the intention behind a certain post or comment to gain clarity. If the member does not respond to Primer outreach and we do not have guardian information, the member may be removed from the platform.
If a Primer member violates our Code of Conduct through action or words in a Primer live event or Room online, we may verbally warn the member that the action is against the Code of Conduct and/or they may be removed from the space, either immediately, or if they continue to engage in that behavior.
If the breach of the Code of Conduct continues, Primer administrators and facilitators may remove a member from a Primer Room. The member may not be allowed to rejoin that Room, and a report of the incident may be sent to the user and their guardian.
In the case of repeated offenses, Primer may suspend a member’s access to Primer by deactivating their account. Access can be reinstated in one of two ways:
1. A parent reviews all incident reports with their student and determines that their child is ready to be a constructive member of Primer’s online community.
2. The student communicates directly with a member of the Primer team and determines they are ready to be a constructive member of Primer’s online community.
Primer is not a public platform. We’re always learning, so as our community evolves and our platform grows, these standards may change too. We may occasionally remove content for any reason we deem necessary, including violating rules that we haven't yet clarified in this document. We’ll know it when we see it. Each Club may also have additional specific expectations in addition to this core Code of Conduct.
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