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Schome Park Acceptable Use Policy

Adapted from Linden Lab's Teen Second Life 'Commandments'

This policy applies whenever you are doing anything related to the schome-NAGTY Teen Second Life Pilot, including using the schome community website (the wiki, forum, SLog, and Schome Park).

1. Respect everyone in the schome community

The schome community website (including Schome Park) is a great place to exchange ideas and debate issues, but you should not do so in a mean or belittling way. You should never use derogatory or demeaning language, images, or actions against another community member because of their race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, religion, sexual preference, or disability.

2. Stay anonymous

We want people on the schome-NAGTY Teen Second Life Pilot to enjoy a safe online environment. Enjoying a safe Second Life means you should never reveal anything about your First Life that could allow someone to locate you offline. Things you should never tell anyone while you’re in Teen Second Life, and that you shouldn’t reveal in any other part of the schome community website, include your real name, your parents’ names, your home address, your school name or location, your phone/mobile numbers, email, MSN name or anything that shows what you look like in real life such as a photo, video or webcam link.

3. Keep your password to yourself

It’s important to keep your password a secret, even from your very best friends and your siblings (sharing it with your parents is okay). If you give your password to someone they will have access to all of your account information and your inventory items – and you’ll be held responsible for anything they do while using your account.

4. Respect peoples' privacy

People on Schome Park and elsewhere within the schome community website are entitled to a certain degree of privacy. Sharing personal information about others – including their real-world location – is a violation of their privacy. Remotely monitoring conversations, posting conversation logs, or sharing conversation logs without consent are all prohibited. Staff will be logging conversations, but they should always seek your agreement for this to happen. You can ask for any or all of your contributions to a conversation not to be included as part of the project's research data.

5. Keep it clean

All content, communication, and behaviour in the schome community website should follow "PG" guidelines. This means no strong vulgar language or expletives, no nudity or sexual content, and no depictions of sex or violence. This rule applies to your texture uploads, places, groups, events and wiki, forum and SLog posts as well.

6. Don’t harass people

Harassment is not allowed on any part of the schome community website (including Schome Park, the wiki, forum and SLog). Harassment can take many forms. Generally what we mean by this is that you should never communicate or behave in an offensive, intimidating, or threatening way toward anyone else.

7. Don’t assault

You might think that assault isn't relevant in a virtual environment, in chat or in forums - but it is, and there are things that have to be avoided. You should never make or use objects to single out or target other people in a way that takes the fun out of their Second Life or involvement in the schome community.

8. Don’t disturb the peace

Disrupting scheduled events, repeated spamming or undesired advertising, playing sounds over and over, creating following or self-spawning items, or other objects that intentionally slow server performance or inhibit other people’s ability to enjoy Schome Park are examples of disturbing the peace. This includes deliberately messing up information within the wiki.

9. Don’t overdo it

Participants should make use of Schome Park in a way that doesn't conflict with normal commitments such as homework and getting enough sleep! Activities and group sessions are mostly scheduled for just an hour at a time. Schome Park has a limit of 40 people on the island, so staying for an unsuitable amount of time might mean that someone else is losing out or can't get into an activity they've signed up to.

Here’s what will happen if you break the rules

Generally, violations of the Schome community standards outlined in this Acceptable Use Policy will first result in a Warning. If you continue to break the rules you will receive an Account Strike and a Suspension, which means you’ll be temporarily prevented from taking part in the schome community website (including Schome Park). We’ll let you know when you have received an Account Strike by sending you an email. You get one account strike - after that your access to the schome community website will be removed permanently. If you use the schome community website (including Teen Second Life) to participate in anything illegal you will be removed from the the schome community website immediately.

Reporting abuse

You should report violations of this Acceptable Use Policy by emailing
Every report will be thoroughly investigated, and the identity of the reporter kept strictly confidential. If you need immediate assistance, ask any of the staff on Schome Park or hit the Help button in the centre of the Scho-op.