Before you start to use the website, here are the key points that all adult users should be aware of.
You can find information about the various safety and compliance certifications of the BBC micro:bit device on our compliance page.
Please see our brand guidelines for more information on how to use our brand in the correct way and participate in our ecosystem.
Internet Safety and Personal Information
The code editors we link to will be a home to the creative endeavours of budding digital champions all over the world. For this to be a pleasant and safe experience for all children, we need your help in making sure internet safety is a priority. Please don’t include any personally identifiable information within your own coding scripts and any supporting text – and please make sure that any children you’re responsible for, know this too. If you do approve scripts for publication, you must be sure that the text in the coding script doesn’t contain any personal information that could be viewed by anyone visiting our website. For more information and advice for children on internet safety go to: http://www.safetynetkids.org.uk/personal-safety/staying-safe-online/
Should I read any other information or terms?
- Links to third party websites. The micro:bit services may contain links to websites. These third party websites are not under the Foundation’s control. If the Foundation has included these links in the micro:bit services, we provide them to you as a convenience only. The inclusion of these links is not an endorsement by the Foundation of any third party website, service or product. The Foundation reserves the right to disable links to any third party website that you post on the micro:bit services.
- Feedback. If you give us feedback, you give the Foundation, without charge, the right to use and share your feedback with other users and online. These rights survive after you stop using the micro:bit services unless you tell us otherwise.
- Our notices to you. We may provide information to you: by e-mail at the e-mail address you specified when you signed up for the micro:bit services, or by access to the micro:bit website that will be designated in an e-mail notice sent to you at the time the information is available; or by access to the micro:bit website. Notices provided to you via e-mail will be deemed given and received on the transmission date of the e-mail.
- Copyright notices. Any content on the micro:bit services that has not been created using the services is © Copyright Micro:bit Educational Foundation or Foundation partners.
- Gifts. Any gifts the Foundation offers to individuals as thanks for participating in feedback surveys are offered without bias, meaning that the gift will be given whatever feedback the individual provides.
The Micro:bit Educational Foundation Code of Conduct
- we invite everyone engaged in activities and interacting in spaces alongside the Micro:bit Educational Foundation to make all experiences inclusive and positive
- we request that partners using the micro:bit as part of their activities ensure alignment with this code of conduct, and ensure safeguarding processes are in place throughout their activities
- we actively support and encourage the engagement of children (anyone under 18) in our community, both on-line and at events.
- we actively seek to protect children in all of our activities; we seek to ensure that our activities are in line with our values and support the organisation to further its work in inspiring and enabling children to participate in the digital world
- we find strength in diversity and seek to make any engagement with the Micro:bit Educational Foundation one which enables and values participation
- support others participation in the space; our community intends to encourage creativity and collaboration, we welcome new ideas, we welcome propositions, everyone is learning
- consider others before you interact; including their level of technical skill and experience and their level of comfort in engaging in conversation, all spaces should be supportive spaces
- consider that the persons(s) you are interacting with maybe a child
- consider that the person(s) you are interacting with maybe an adult
- in online spaces managed by the Foundation we discourage direct messaging to support safe spaces for children
- Unacceptable behaviors include intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning speech or actions by any participant in our community online, at all related events and in one-on-one communications carried out in the context of community interactions.
- Harassment includes but is not limited to: harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments related to age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including online spaces); doxing, intimidation, stalking or following; photography or recording without prior permission; sustained disruption of online conversations, talks or other events
- any interactions of concern will be assessed and evaluated
- a request may then be made to adjust behaviour or language to support the community members, comments may be deleted or removed.
- any action assessed as a severe breach of the code of conduct will result in removal from the space and a cessation of interacting with this community
The micro:bit Educational Foundation will have community organisers at any space or event they are directly responsible for, and at many partner events; their role is to support the community at events, online or virtual spaces and through all activities. The Community Organiser will record and action any breach of the code of conduct and may remind or support community members to work in a supportive manner. If you are at an event or online Community Organisers will be introduced where possible, may be wearing T-shirts or badges indicating that they are a team member of the Foundation and a community organiser.
If you witness or are concerned about behaviour of a community member, please contact the community organiser in your space or at your event, or report via firstname.lastname@example.org with your concerns as soon as possible.
If you are concerned about the behaviour of a Foundation team member, or you have concerns around a decision made in the reporting process, please email@example.com This will report your concern to the Safeguarding Lead and Board Member focal point for Safeguarding, outside of the regular team. Your report will be kept confidential.
License & Attribution
This code of conduct was developed from and with thanks to the Berlin Code of Conduct, & Ubuntu Code of Conduct
Propose https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license