Community Guidelines

A few rules to help make sure ISC website is a great place for everyone.

General Guidelines

International School Community offers a place to meet, interact, share and communicate with other members.  Our community is a diverse place made up of international educators from all over the world with different opinions, backgrounds and beliefs. The guidelines documented here have been devised to promote respect within our user base and maintain a level of experience that is enjoyable and satisfactory for everyone. As a member of our community, we request that you abide by the International School Community "Community Guidelines" and our Terms of Use.  The Community Guidelines and Terms of Use apply to all areas of the International School Community site and all services offered tomembers as part of their membership.  Members who violate the Guidelines or our Terms of Use may have the use of their  International School Community account interrupted, suspended or terminated without notice or refund.

Do's

Be nice to others

International school community is a community of diverse people who have a right to feel comfortable here even if they do not share your views, opinions or beliefs. We encourage you to be polite and respectful in your interactions with others. Agree to disagree if things get heated, move on, and avoid passing judgment, blame,shame or guilt onto others.

Own your statements

You are responsible for anything your say or post. When posting in public areas, we encourage the use of "I" statements for sharing thoughts, opinions, and ideas. The use of "I" statements creates a more non-judgmental environment. Examples of "I" statements are "I think...", "I feel...", and "I believe..."

Enjoy Int'l School Community!

Make new friends, connect with others, share your thoughts, participate and have fun! This site is here to provide an online meeting place for our community to share their information and opinions and facilitate communication and interaction between its members.

Respect others' property and privacy

Respect the copyright of others. Don't steal photos, videos or other types of content as pass them off as your own. If you do post content that portrays other people, make sure you have their explicit permission and that they are aware and comfortable with their image or data being posted on this site.

Stay on topic

Each section of International School Community is designed with a purpose. Keep the content you post on-topic with the section you are posting to. For example, profiles are meant to let other know about you so that you can make connections within the community. Using your profile space to harass others, promote a business or rant about any unrelated subject is considered off-topic and a violation.

Follow the rules

Many sections of the site will include additional rules and guidelines particular to those sections. Be sure to read and follow these rules. They are typically listed on the pages where content is posted or uploaded.

Protect your privacy and assets

We caution you against publicly posting or giving out personally identifiable information (such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, name, street addresses, telephone numbers, driver license numbers) to strangers online, which may be used for illegal or harmful purposes. Never send money, or buy anything (including subscriptions to this site) for people whom you've met online but never in person. "Romance Scams" or 419 Scams are very common online. These scams often start with simple chats or communications and then evolve into business or personal propositions involving money or goods. Scammers can work victims for months, even years as long as they have a willing participant and something to gain. Take the time to get to know others online, guard your privacy and be suspicious of any type of solicitation especially if it involves money or goods. Please report anyone you suspect are participating in a scam and include all the pertinent data with your report.

Don'ts

Don't harass others

Do not use any of the communication features or services of the site to stalk, harass, embarrass or otherwise abuse other users. Do not post telephone numbers, street addresses, real names or other personally identifiable information about others in publicly accessible areas of the site.

Don't spam

Do not use the site to send solicitations, promote products or offerings, advertise, send junk mail, spam, chain-letters, pyramid schemes or otherwise use the website for a commercial purpose.

Don't impersonate

Do not misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity or impersonate anyone else.

Don't post objectionable content

Do not upload, post, transmit, or otherwise make available any content that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, harassing, threatening, harmful, invasive of privacy or other rights, abusive, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable.