Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct


Summary

We believe that part of what makes learning on Pakistani School Ajman App/website special is the chance to talk to other learners from all over the school, and learn from each other. Being a part of this learning community means behaving with honesty, respect and kindness to fellow learners and educators. Therefore, as a Pakistani School Ajman student, you agree that:

  • You are a registered student at Pakistani School Ajman
  • Any owner or user of a Pakistani School Ajman account must be at least of the age prescribed by Ministry of Education.
  • If you are the parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 and using a Pakistani School Ajman class to help with their education (e.g. Blended Learning), you should use your own Pakistani School Ajman account to take part in any conversations as yourself.
  • You will communicate in English only (or the specified language of a class).
  • This is because communicating with lots of people becomes very difficult if everyone comments in a different language.
  • Some classes are available in languages other than English. In those classes, only the appropriate language should be used.
  • You have registered for one account only, and use name as per your Emirates ID
  • Profile names must not impersonate another person (living or dead), other users, or brands, and must be in line with the rest of this Code of Conduct.
  • You will not share your personal contact details on the Pakistani School Ajman platform, or ask another learner for theirs.
  • We consider personal contact details to include email address, postal address or telephone number, or direct communication tools such as zoom or other platforms.
  • This is for safety and privacy reasons: you don’t know who might be reading your comment and who may contact you other than the person you thought you were sharing your details with.
  • The comments and assignments you post are your own work, and if you quote anything from another place (including other comments), you credit the author.
  • If you wish to quote text from another source, remember to show where it came from. If it’s from the web, include the URL.
  • You are respectful of others, and do not use words or share content that is offensive or inflammatory.
  • This includes, but is not limited to, language, names or content that is sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, antisemitic, Islamophobic, sexually explicit, abusive, contains swearing or is otherwise likely to cause offence.
  • Remember that you are in an inclusive learning environment shared with people who may be of different ages, nationalities, religions, cultures and backgrounds, with different knowledge, ability and experience to you.
  • Communicating online through text can lead to misunderstandings, so it is important to give other people the benefit of the doubt, and be kind in your interactions: sometimes it’s difficult to know or fully appreciate the situation of the person you’re talking to.
  • If you disagree with someone's ideas you will discuss their ideas, rather than criticize or attack them personally.
  • We consider a personal attack to be any negative comment directed to or about an individual that is about them personally, or uses personal information against them.
  • This applies to comments directed at educators and class contributors, as well as learners, for example comments about the physical appearance of a contributor in a online class.
  • If a comment is believed to be libelous, it may be hidden for legal reasons.
  • Do not persistently argue with another learner or an educator. If you aren’t able to resolve your differences, you should stop communicating with them, otherwise you may have to leave the class.
  • You take part in tests and assessments honestly, and don’t share the answers.
  • It’s fine to share the answers when the educator requests you to do so.
  • If there’s a story as part of the class, please don’t share ‘spoilers’!
  • You are supportive and constructive when offering feedback to other learners in activities such as Peer Review and discussions.
  • Feedback should be offered in order to help the recipient, rather than make them feel bad. Giving constructive feedback is a skill in itself and extremely valuable to the learning process.
  • You are law-abiding and do not participate in, condone or encourage unlawful or potentially harmful activity.
  • This includes threatening or encouraging suicide or self-harm, as well as breach of copyright, defamation, or contempt of court.
  • You must not offer unsolicited health advice to other learners, even if you are qualified or knowledgeable in that area.
  • You are here to learn, not to advertise products or services, and you will not use Pakistani School Ajman as a platform for campaigning.
  • This includes personal and not-for-profit websites.
  • However, if you repeatedly post comments in chat to teachers to promote or campaign for something, even if it is not commercial, this will be considered spam.
  • You add to conversations and do not ‘spam’ other learners by posting the same comment multiple times, or by posting comments that are unrelated to the class.
  • Completely off-topic comments and identical (or near-identical) comments posted repeatedly will be considered spam. 
  • Off-topic comments are not related to the overall subject of a class or to the specific subject of the step. It is natural for conversation to drift, but completely unrelated comments can be disruptive and frustrate other learners.
  • You will help the Pakistani School Ajman community by reporting comments that you believe have broken this Code of Conduct.
  • You can report a comment by clicking on contact us in App/ Website 
  • You can also report Peer Review assignments, feedback, and learner profiles.