Remember your classroom contract you made at the beginning of your Club or Summer Immersion Program? Think of these community guidelines similarly. Like the classroom contract, these guidelines set behavior and communication expectations to keep everyone safe and included. As a member of the Girls Who Code sisterhood, we ask that you join us in our commitment to:
Keep it Positive
Girls Who Code Loop is a diverse and inclusive community that values all of our members. There will be zero tolerance for harassment, bullying, threats, glorifying violence or self-harm, or disrespectful comments. If you see this kind of behavior, flag the content or contact email@example.com. Do not react to negative comments or violate these guidelines in response. Be mindful of other’s experiences. Controversial topics and conversations are okay, so long as no one is put at risk and none of these guidelines are broken.
Be Brave: Raise Your Hand
Don’t be afraid to speak your mind and questions. Use the raised hand emoji in the app to let the community know you have a question. And remember, when answering questions, that there are no silly questions. You may have more experience, so help the asker get to your level rather than putting them down. We are all here to learn from each other and to grow. Recovering from mistakes and pressing forward is what matters here, not being perfect.
Post pictures of code you’re stumped on, post pictures of hedgehogs eating bananas, or just check in with your classmates. Refrain from posting any spam or advertisements. If you notice your conversation is becoming unrelated to the loop you are in, please migrate to a different one. Keep in mind that you are curators. Future alumni will search through this app for advice. No matter the topic, it should be a good experience for everyone participating. Be positive and encouraging.
Keep it Legal
This community includes members from age 13 and up. Please be mindful of the age and experiences of all your Girls Who Code sisters when you post. Don’t post anything illegal, violent, pornographic, or references to drugs and alcohol. Be yourself, and do not impersonate another person, brand, or celebrity. Additionally, do not share text or images that you do not have permission to share, including copyrighted or confidential material.
Protect your Privacy
Loop is just for the Girls Who Code community, a community that spans 50 states and tens of thousands of girls. Think twice before sharing personal information in a public or private loop, such as an address, phone number, or social media handle. Do not share someone else’s personal information without their explicit permission.
Help Us Keep Our Community < Strong >
We ask that you take these guidelines seriously while engaging in Girls Who Code Loop. Please flag any post or comment that you believe violate these guidelines by pressing the three dots near it. A Girls Who Code team member will review it and respond within 24 business hours. You may also reach out directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Girls Who Code will do our best to enforce these consistently and fairly. These guidelines can change at anytime, let us know if you have any suggestions.
Last Updated: October 3rd 2016